For all the new mothers we have great news, did you know that just by breasfeeding your baby you are helping them to build a solid foundation of their oral health? The benefits of breastfeeding for your babys oral health are countless but in this post we will try to count some of them for all the mothers out there!
BREASTFEEDİNG YOUR BABY GİVES THEM ALL THE NECESSARY NUTRİTİONS
The mothers breast milk has more nutritional value than cows milk or formulas. The mothers milk helps the baby’s bone growth and helps with the teeth growth as well.
BREASTFEEDİNG YOUR BABY CAN PREVENT TOOTH DECAY
When a baby is exposed to the bottle for long amount of time the baby can develop something called baby bottle tooth decay. Baby bottle tooth decay usually happens on the front upper two teeth of the baby.
Because the breastfed babies have little no exposure to bottles they are less likely to have baby bottle tooth decay.
BREASTFEEDİNG YOUR BABY CAN HELP WİTH YOUR BABY’S TOOTH ALİGNMENT
Usually babies not all of them tend to have a not so stable tooth alignment, this can be caused because of bottle feeding but sometimes others factors might cause it as well. According to scientific studies babies who are breastfed are less likely to have issues with tooth alignments.
However mothers should keep in mind that not all babies who are breastfed are this lucky and some babies who are breasfed might still require an orthodontist because breastfeeding is not the only factor that contributes to misaligned teeth.
For more information about your baby’s oral health you can always ask our Dr. Didem Ekiz. Our doctor is available for every single one of your questions and we would be more than happy to help all the mothers out there to have the best experience!