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Long-term study by the University of Witten/Herdecke

Three years of objective research

In the three year-long study, newborns were examined to see whether they had developed a so-called 'frontal open bite' through the use of pacifiers. The results for the young test subjects who were given an ordinary soother were astounding; an open bite was confirmed in 38% of the small children.

Professor Stefan Zimmer, Chair for Restorative and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Witten/Herdecke, carried out research in a two-level long-term study with his team, about how different pacifiers affect the emergence of an 'open bite'.

At the beginning of the study, the babies were divided into three research groups: Group N (ordinary dummies), Group D (Dentistar) and a control group C (no dummy).

The result shows that the Dentistar leads to almost no open bites, compared to other common pacifier types, so that it can be recommended for children up to 16 months. The continual study also proved that the Dentistar can also be recommended on an unlimited basis to small children up to 27 months.

Original version of the study

Wissenschaftliche Studie englisch (ca. 1.494 KB)