Today’s we have a vital message for new parents or parents-to-be.
For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday.
The AAP and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry now guides parents to take their toddler to a dentist before their first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, even though pediatricians guide parents about children’s oral health, Kentucky dentists find advanced cavities in very young children.
In addition, high-risk babies should be seen as early as possible. Following are some of the risk factors:
- Sleeping with a bottle
- Drinking juice continually during the day
- Abnormal tooth development including demineralization and staining
- Thumb sucking
- Tooth grinding
- A mother with severe tooth decay
- Other health troubles
To talk to us about pediatric dentistry or make an appointment for your toddler, call 859-534-5640. Dentist Eric Soper and the friendly team here at Pediatric Dental Center pamper our youngest patients. We work with parents to ensure that their children’s smiles start out healthy and stay healthy as they grow.
We also pamper busy parents who come to Pediatric Dental Center. We would love to provide your children with extraordinary dental care.
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