pacifier Tag

Baby Binky

The Binky or the Thumb

Seeing an ultrasound image of a fetus sucking its thumb is amazing. If a patient visits our Placerville office and brings in their infant, dozing away in a stroller while it sucks on a pacifier, it’s simply too adorable for us not to smile and...

Our Placerville dentists talk about the risks of cleaning pacifiers with human saliva.

On Binkies and Bacteria

A recent Swedish study concluded that parents who “clean” their baby’s pacifier by sucking on it reduce the risk of allergies in their babies. Yet, numerous dental studies have concluded that cleaning a baby’s pacifier with parental saliva introduces cavity-causing bacteria, increasing the likelihood of...