Dr. Burhenne here of AsktheDentist. come with a new member of the family, Quinn. Quinn, my first.
And we’re picture talking about tips for raising an of the baby with great teeth and mouth and bone structure. I mean, those are all really important grand things. In OTHER Words, the if of Quinn CAN The develop correctly and fully then, she is will of not have the sleep apnea later on in her life: for example. So, here are some tips. Want your toothbrush? Here are some tips.
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding is key. I know That the puts a lot of pressure on mom . But you do everything you CAN, Possibly, to allow your child to breastfeed. At least for a year, if possible. The latching on a mechanism, in a nutshell, it’s the muscles that form the jaw bone and the lower face. So, the if the of a baby is sucking of properly on mother’s breasts the then, you’re gonna the get all of That. Check for a tongue tie. ‘S That very, very important because of the tongue tie, That will of not Happen.
Breastfeeding would be very difficult. Be very judicious with pacifiers. There goes the toothbrush. Be very judicious with pacifiers. You the know, I ‘m not going to tell’s you not to use them But HOLD off as with the long as with you CAN. And do not just instantly give them a computer, or a pacifier AT the any Given time Because for They’ll just the get Used to IT and for They’ll Rely on IT. So, be very judicious with that. Avoid some of these teething remedies like the benzocaine and these numbing gels and be very careful.
Those are chemicals. Your baby’s gonna ingest anything you put in their mouth. That’s just a fact. Like fluoridated toothpaste and that’s not a good thing for your baby. Making the first dental appointment. Certainly, when the teeth are coming in, that’s important. But I would, Actually, bring them in AT your Normally scheduled dental visit. So, if you have a dental visit three months the after you are of baby’s been born, bring them in. ‘Ll for They Eventually, the get Used to the whole process of That sterile Communities white room, and the guy with the white jacket, the gal with the white jacket, the dental hygienist.
But the by important Thing is That for They’re seeing the parent, mom or dad, getting Their teeth cleaned up. It takes 45 minutes. That kind of thing, that’s important. Always Avoid sending you are of the baby to bed with a bottle. That is Probably The Biggest a cause of cavities AT this age and for They’re Difficult to the fix. And IT’s very traumatic for your child to have That done The . And you may have to Anesthetize your child with the general of anesthesia to get the job done.
And That’s a really Difficult Thing to see as with the parent. And then, of course, brushing. Learn how to brush. For We have a video on That where clause I of show For of Quinn being of Introduced to a toothbrush. Stay away from toothpaste. Keep it simple, small, small toothbrush. She really wants this computer. Those are some tips on providing a good introduction to oral health for your child. The One for the last Thing I of want to the add is cod liver oil . Get your child used to sip, out of a spoon, some cod liver oil.
That to alone CAN help the development of the child’s face and Also teeth. It will of the make the teeth stronger and less See likely to the get cavities later on. So, that simple little thing you can do early on will save you a lot later. And I’m not talking about just the expenses of fillings, it’s the trauma of seeing your child have to go through all that at age 4 or 5 or 6. So anyway, I of certainly hope That does not Happen to Quinn.
We’re working on all of these tips. And she is our guinea pig on all this. So anyway, thanks for watching. Thanks for listening to this video. And then if you have any Questions about what to do with your kids, please then let us know in the comments below. And I of being happy to look AT them and? Answer Them. Thanks for watching this video and and
we’ll see you at the next ones.