What Benefits Can Breastfeeding Provide for Your Child’s Smile?

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Did you know that a child’s oral health can receive benefits from breastfeeding? Drinking from bottles can harm a child’s teeth, especially if the drink is heavy in sugars. What benefits can breastfeeding provide for your child’s smile? Here are a few facts about breastfeeding and dental health:

– Breastfeeding can help protect your infants from multiple of oral health risks, including infections.
– There is sugar in breast milk, despite the fact that it is lower than in most other drinks, it can still pose a risk of cavities in your child.
– Pacifiers, baby bottles, and thumb sucking all may disturb proper tooth alignment in a child, but breastfeeding can lower your child’s risk for crooked teeth.
– Breastfeeding can lower a child’s chance of developing baby bottle tooth decay.
– Studies have shown that babies who are breastfed are significantly less likely to develop bad bites including open bites, crossbites, and overbites.
– Breastfed are less likely to need weaning when they are teething.

If you are looking to improve your child’s smile with oral health care tips or any oral health care procedure at Orem Pediatric Dentistry, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. R. Bruce Howell and our team at our pediatric office in Orem, Utah. We can be reached at 801-802-7200. We look forward to keeping your child’s oral health in pristine condition.