I attended a very interesting class at the most recent American Dental Association Conference (ADA) regarding the relationship between a child’s facial growth, breathing and health. Research has shown that children who start earlier with a hard diet are much more likely to build facial muscle strength, causing the face to grow wider. This correlates to a wider breathing passage and less dental crowding.

Benefits include:

  • Straighter teeth
  • Less allergies & asthma
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer behavior problems – stemming from issues above

The ADA claims that giving your child something like jerky at as early as 6 months old, and transitioning to solid foods as soon as possible, will lead to kids who are much healthier, active and well behaved.

If your child is under the age of 12 and has a combination of symptoms of crowded teeth, allergies, poor behavior and poor sleep, come see us! We may have a solution for you.

Dr. Al Burns