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If you are breastfeeding your little one, then you probably wonder about dental health every once in awhile. Does breastfeeding help my baby’s teeth? Is breastmilk healthy for my child’s smile? Well, our dentist, Dr. Barry Malkiel, is happy to help you by telling you some facts about dental care while breastfeeding. That way you know a little bit more about your child’s smile.

-Breastfeeding can help your child build a better bite. Studies have shown that babies who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives have a reduced chance of having alignment issues. However, this doesn’t mean your child won’t need braces someday. There are other factors that can lead to misaligned teeth.

-You can still breastfeed when your child’s teeth erupt. Although there is a chance your child will bite you, you don’t need to stop breastfeeding unless you want to. The little chompers won’t get in the way of feeding your little one.

-Breastfeeding reduces the chance of your child having cavities. This is because your child won’t have frequent or prolonged exposure to drinks that contain sugar.

If you have any questions about dental care while breastfeeding in Lawrenceville, Georgia, please reach out to Barry E. Malkiel, DDS at 770-995-9255 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we will be happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!