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I have developed and received a patent for a new and improved pacifier for infants and children. My pacifier is called a Gibby. It is designed to incorpurate the principles of an orthodontic appliance to promote normal oral development and swallowing patterns in the infant. All current pacifiers potentially cause poor oral developement if used improperly or excessively.

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These pacifiers are molded in two sizes, Infant (Birth to age 1) and Toddler (Ages 1 to 2). They are designed with orthodontic principles in mind.

This 3 month old baby girl, who was using a conventional pacifier at the time, was given my Dr.Gibby pacifier. She  readily accepted it and continues to use it daily.

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If your child wants to suck their thumb or finger, offer your child a pacifier. You should stop pacifier usage at age one year as well as the baby bottle, but you certainly cannot cut off your child's thumb at age one year.

Pacifier usage after age six months is nothing more than a habit, a bad habit. An infant loses it's need to suck at the age of 10-12 months; so you need to wean your child off of a "conventional" pacifier at 10-12 months old.  The longer the child becomes attached to or dependent upon the pacifier, the more difficult weaning becomes.  The child must see the parent throw away the pacifier "outside of the home" so that the child knows that it is gone. 

I will buy your conventional pacifiers from the toddler for one dollar in my office.

All parents want their child to be happy, healthy and content. Infants and newborns cannot speak or communicate their unhappiness, hunger, etc. and frequently verbalize their feelings by crying. Frequently, parents give their child a baby bottle or pacifier to pacify or quiet the baby. My extensive expericence has shown me that all current conventional pacifiers potentially cause ill side effects with constant or prolonged usage. These ill side effects are tongue thrust habits, constricted palates, dental crossbites which lead to distorted dental and skeletal growth, open dental bites, poor lip seals and potentially promote middle ear infections in infants and toddlers.

The pacifiers pictured below are ones that I have collected from my patients over the years that had caused the dental problems listed above.

I have been practicing pediatric dentistry exclusively for over 35 years and have treated over twenty thousands patients. I have witnessed the distortion of toddlers' mouths caused be their excessive use of conventional pacifiers, usually the parents have no idea of the damage caused to their child's mouth. I have pictures of the pacifiers shown above that parents have given to me after I examined their child and shown parents the bad effects of over usage of their particular pacifier. I also have pictures below of the mouths of my patients and the harmful results of pacifier usage. It will usually cost between $500.00 and $900.00 per patient to correct these distortions. I have developed and patented a truly orthodontic pacifier designed with the principles of an orthodontic dental appliance. I have had great acceptance by the parents and patients. It has been a very successful method to get toddlers to stop using conventional pacifiers. The children can use my Gyby (Gibby) pacifier as much as they want and it will not distort their mouth.

If you would like to purchase one of these unique and safe pacifiers, just contact our office. They cost $5.00 each plus $2.00 for postage and handling if mailed to you.

For additional information about the Gyby (Gibby) pacifier, please continue reading.

I have been performing research and clinical studies since 1995 on the relationship between dental occlusion, pacifiers, and otitis media (middle ear infection) in children. I have developed a painless, reversible, and effective dental procedure in children between the ages of thirty (30) months and sixty (60) months to reduce the frequency and pain of ear infections in children. This technique is inexpensive and approximately 80% - 100% effective in reducing or eliminating ear infections in infants and toddlers. This could be a very good alternative to long term antibiotic therapy or placement of ear tubes in your child. I recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry: Volume 22, Number 3/1998. The article is entitled "Minimizing Otitis Media by Manipulating the Primary Dental Occlusion Case Report".

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