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Is a pacifier harmful to a child by a certain age beyond the first birthday?

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In brief: Slightly.

It interferes with development of proper dental occlusion.
Otoh, an old professor of mine used to say, "let them have their binkies. An orthodontist is cheaper than a psychaitrist.".

In brief: Slightly.

It interferes with development of proper dental occlusion.
Otoh, an old professor of mine used to say, "let them have their binkies. An orthodontist is cheaper than a psychaitrist.".
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