Dental Health: The Things to Know While Breastfeeding

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Our dentist, Dr. Samira Jamil, wants you to know all there is to know about your smile so you can keep it in tip-top shape. This is the same while you’re breastfeeding. Little did you know, there are facts about dental health while breastfeeding that might help you know more about your child’s overall oral health. Those facts are:

-Breastfeeding can help your child develop a strong and healthy bite. Studies show that babies who are breastfed for the first six months of life are less likely to have alignment issues, like misaligned teeth, crossbites, overbites, and open bites.

-You don’t have to stop breastfeeding when your child’s chompers grow in. Although you might want to because you’d rather not deal with the biting, you certainly don’t have to. Feel free to choose a time to wean that is right for you and your child.

-Breastfeeding reduces the chances of cavity development on your child’s teeth. This is because their teeth aren’t exposed to sugary drinks for a long period of time. When a child uses a bottle, especially when they go to sleep, their teeth are frequently exposed to sugar for a prolonged time.

To learn more about dental health while breastfeeding in Temple Terrace, Florida, please contact our dental team at Today's Dentistry today. All you need to do is dial 813-989-3269 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!