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Did you know that breastfeeding your child is not only helpful for your child’s health, but it can benefit their smile as well? Breast milk is a wonderful alternative to traditional drinks for children.

Although there are sugars present in breast milk, it is at a much lower quantity than the amount present in most other drinks. Because of this, breastfeeding lowers a child’s risks for baby bottle tooth decay. Furthermore, breastfeeding has been proven to help infants lower their risk for infections and countless other oral health risks.

One of the most important functions that breastfeeding can provide for your child is its ability to lower their risk for crooked teeth. According to numerous studies, malocclusions and bad bites is lower in breastfed babies. Furthermore, you do not have to wean a child if they’re teething, provided they’re being breastfed.

No matter the oral health care treatments you desire for you or your child, Dr. Robert Wagner and our team at Ultimate Smile Dental are here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, please contact us at 954-566-5428 to speak with a member of our team. We look forward to having you and your child as our guests soon.