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When you’re expecting your first child, there’s always so much to remember and keep in mind and can seem intimidating. At the Molson Park Dental Office, we’re committed to providing general dentistry solutions to all of our Barrie and Toronto-area patients, including new and expecting mothers.

Nursing has several important benefits, and those are quite well-chronicled. However, many mothers are unaware that breastfeeding can do wonders for your child’s long-term dental health.

By breastfeeding your baby, you give him or her a head start on some crucial dental health developments. General dentistry from Molson Park Dental Office can even help you with the breastfeeding process; we can perform a lingual frenectomy if your newborn struggles with attachment during breastfeeding. We’re proud of our record as family dentists.

If you’re a new mom in Barrie or Toronto, Ontario with questions about breastfeeding and general dentistry, please call the Molson Park Dental Office today at 877-606-6462.

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How Breastfeeding Improves Your Child’s Dental Health

One of the most important aspects of your child’s formative years is muscle and bone development. Much of the advice doctors give new and expecting mothers is designed to help facilitate this. Your jaw and teeth are no different. A strong, well-aligned jaw is one with well-developed and exercised muscles and ligaments‒not to mention strong, sturdy, healthy bones.

Breastfeeding can play a crucial role in stimulating the development of these factors. When your child nurses, he or she is exercising the complex network of bones, muscles, ligaments and nerves in the jaw area. The sucking motion stimulates your child’s facial muscles.

All of this contributes to the safe development of your child’s palate. Studies have shown that babies who breastfeed are significantly less likely to require orthodontic treatment than those who don’t. And by contributing to a sound jaw alignment, breastfeeding can even reduce your child’s chances of suffering from sleep apnea in the future.


What is a Lingual Frenectomy?

We understand that it’s easy to talk about the importance of breastfeeding; but new mothers often experience frustrating problems when trying to breastfeed. Problems with attachment can be caused by an overly prominent frenum, which is the tissue that connects the underside of your tongue to the floor of your mouth. Fortunately, Dr. Chapnick’s general dentistry presents a solution to women in Barrie and Toronto dealing with this problem. If your child is having trouble breastfeeding, it might be caused by his or her frenum. Our Toronto or Barrie dentists will evaluate your child to determine if a frenectomy is the right solution.

A lingual frenectomy is a simple procedure that usually takes about 5 minutes. Dr. Chapnick will remove the frenum using a surgical laser. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia, and most children get over any discomfort or unpleasant feelings very quickly after the procedure.

If you want an a Barrie or Toronto dental office, please contact Molson Park Dental Office today.

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J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
Nikki Stephens
Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
12:37 08 Jun 18
What a fantastic office, the staff are incredibly thoughtful and friendly ❤ And a big thank you to Monique, who was so patient and gentle with my kids, they're actually excited to go to the dentist if they know that shes going to be there. Highly recommend!
Cassandra Mckechnie
Cassandra Mckechnie
15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
Nadia Chalmers
Nadia Chalmers
19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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