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DrB4Kids “Flat Dr B” Photo Contest Winner Announced – Live

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DrB4Kids Pediatric Dentist in Langhorne Announces Contest Winner on Youtube

Our children’s dental office ran a contest for our pediatric and orthodontic patients on Facebook. We gave out “FlatDrB” cardboard photos and asked everyone to be creative. All patients voted for their favorites and we chose the winner from the top five finalists. In addition to the $500 prize Dr.Bechtloff donated $150 to the charity of their choice. Read more about Dr.B online.

5 Good Reasons for Breastfeeding Your Baby

5 reasons for breastfeeding:

1.  Breastfeeding reduces future orthodontics problems:  Proper tongue function during breastfeeding your baby places the pressure of suckling toward the back of the mouth and thus contributes to a broader shaped palate.  This in turn creates more space for the developing permanent teeth and means less time in braces.

2.  Breastfeeding prevents tongue thrusting, open bites and speech problems:  Bottle nipples sometimes allow the flow of milk to be continuous and encourages the child to stop the flow with forward placement of the tongue. This stimulates the development of a tongue thrust, which can eventually affect speech and tooth position.

3.  Breastfeeding your baby promotes health:  In addition to the obvious nurturing aspect of breastfeeding research has shown that it also reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease, type 1 diabetes, asthma, and allergies.

4.  Fewer cavities:  Breast milk contains some natural “antibiotics” to prevent tooth decay.  Lactoferrin is the component that controls the bacteria which is a major contributor to tooth decay.  Cow’s milk also creates more acid than human milk.

5.  Breastfeeding your baby promotes favorable facial growth:  The complex action of the sucking motion influences better lower jaw development, stronger facial muscles and a healthier palatal dimension. Research has shown that children who are breastfed do not have the need for further sucking on a pacifier or thumb.

For more information, just give me a call in the office and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.