The nipple on the tommefinger can provide dental problems

30. October 2009  
Filed in News

Narresutten, also known as the nipple on the thumb, can give children overbid or open bite. It shows a new study of suttevaner with pre-school children documented in World Journal of Orthodontics.

In the study, a group of 34 preschool children divided into three groups: A group with sutteflaskevaner, a feeding and narresutvaner and without suttevaner. The results showed that the Results showed that there was a significant correlation between suttevaner and the children's tandstilling.

”It is well known that narresutten is to move children's teeth, but many studies have, however, shown to cease suttevanen in ca. fireårsalderen it should not have any impact on tandstillingen of the primary teeth. In the case, where it nevertheless has implications for tandstillingen, due to the fact that, in connection with suttevanen also developed a tungeuvane, as by the end of the suttevanen retains the change in the tandstillingen.” says associate professor Lis Almer from Dentistry in Copenhagen.

Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 13 2009 or on

Use of the pacifier after 3 years of age

13. august 2009  
Filed in Children


Our daughter is still very dependent on his pacifier. And we as parents are very hard to take that comfort and needs from her. We were at the dentist for 4 months ago. As was her tandstilling fine. However, the dentist recommended that she should not use the pacifier after his 3 birthday. It is now two months ago and we believe that her sucking needs are still very large.

How important is it that we take the pacifier from her. And what are the consequences of not doing it at 3 years of age, as recommended by the dentist?

The mother of Fie


Dear mother of Fie

We always recommend that the child stop using the pacifier at 2-3 years of age and preferably before it fills the 4 years. The older the child becomes , the harder it is to wean from the pacifier. If the child uses the pacifier over 3 years of age, it can develop an open bite (the front teeth when not one the other, there is air between), overbid (undermundstænderne stand further back than normal) or krydsbid (undermundstænderne when out of overmundstænderne in the pages). That seen in particular, tend to overbid by children who use the pacifier beyond 3 years, if the child develops a tungeuvane, this can overbid to deteriorate.
You must take up the fight. Here is some advice for how. In may possibly. deliver sutterne to the dentist, sometimes they have a “Suttetræ” or branch they are hanging them up, possibly. can i “send” the pacifier to santa claus or another baby who needs them:) You can also let the be with to take the pacifier from the child and instead make the less attractive, by cutting the tip of it, together with the child. This can then continue with, once a week, until there is only the shaft left. Try evs. to lubricate the go nail.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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