Did you know that breastfeeding can positively impact your child’s dental health? Through the use of breastfeeding, you can help keep your child’s teeth safe for a time. For more information about breastfeeding and dental health, consider the following:
– Breastfeeding can help your infants battle many types of oral health risks, including infections.
– Breastfed babies may not require weaning when they are teething.
– Studies have shown that babies who are breastfed are noticeably less likely to develop crooked teeth, such as open bites, crossbites, and overbites.
– Breastfeeding lowers the risk of danger from baby bottle tooth decay.
– While genetics, pacifiers, baby bottles, and thumb sucking all affect proper tooth alignment in a child, breastfeeding can decrease your child’s risk for malocclusions.
– Although it is lower than in most other drinks, there is sugar in breast milk which can still pose a risk of cavities in your child.
If you would like an oral health care treatment for your child from Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at our pediatric office in Lehi, Utah, please contact us at 801-331-8449. Dr. Troy Hardy and the rest of our team will ensure your child receives the healthy smile they require. Thanks for visiting with a smile!