Babies: Can pacifiers cause tooth decay?

My baby is three months old and just beginning to teethe. I was told that pacifiers could cause tooth decay. Is this true?

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Because it is the actual milk in the bottle that causes decay, sucking on pacifiers cannot cause tooth decay.

Excessive sucking on pacifiers (especially ones that aren't labeled as being orthodontically correct), thumbs, fingers, etc. can cause skeletal problems with the jaw and placement of the permanent teeth, however.

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