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Breastfeeding and Teeth: What You Need to Know

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!  Studies have shown that breastfeeding reduces an infant’s risk for many health problems like asthma, obesity, and SIDS.  Whether or not to nurse a baby is a personal decision for each new mother.  If you choose to breastfeed your baby, there are important things to know about how it can affect your teeth and your baby’s teeth. We encourage you to read on and learn about breastfeeding and dental health:

Breastfeeding and Your Teeth

Being a new mom is tough.  The last thing you need is dental problems!  And yet, we see many new mothers who are getting cavities for the first time in their lives or suffering from TMJ pain.  Here are the things you need to know about breastfeeding and your teeth.

Breastfeeding and Your Baby’s Teeth

Nursing your baby is not only good for their overall health; it is also good for their dental health.  Here are a few of the advantages of breastfeeding your baby.

Are You a Breastfeeding Mom with More Questions?

If you have other questions about your dental health or that of your new baby, contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ann and Dr. Lauren.  They can answer all of your questions and make sure both you and your baby are on the road to great oral health!