The worldwide first toothfriendly pacifier – made in Germany
Babies have an inborn, natural reflex, which satisfied, gives your child a feeling of safety and comfort. In order for you to allow your child the use of a pacifier with confidence, we have developed the DENTISTAR – the toothfriendly pacifier with “dental-step”.
What sets the DENTISTAR pacifier apart is the wholly new shape of the teat. It has an extra-flat shaft, an integrated dental-step, allows more room for your baby’s tongue and reduces the pressure on jaw and teeth up to 90%. So it offers maximum comfort for your baby.
This has been established by an independent long-term clinical study by the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany, and the Swiss non-profit organisation “Aktion Zahnfreundlich e.V.” which has awarded the DENTISTAR pacifier as the worldwide first “toothfriendly” pacifier.
In a three year long study newborn babies were examined if they would develop an anterior open bite. The results are noteworthy: 38% of the children that used an conventional pacifier developed an open bite.
Dr. Stefan Zimmer, professor for restorative and preventive dentistry at the University of Witten/Herdecke analyzed with his team in a two-stage longterm study to what degree different kind of pacifiers differ in their influence on the development of an open bite.
At the beginning of the study infants were separated into three groups: a group of babies that was to use conventional pacifiers, a group to use the DENTISTAR pacifier and control group that did not use a pacifier.
The results show that the DENTISTAR pacifier in comparison with conventional pacifiers nearly did not cause any development of open bite, and can therefore be recommended for children up to to the age of 16 months. The further study proved in addition that the DENTISTAR pacifier can be recommended for children up to the age of 27 months without any restrictions.
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First publication: Pediatric Dentistry, V33/NO.1, Jan/Feb 2011