Pediatric Dental Center is a pediatric dental practice serving the Greater Cincinnati area including Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and Cincinnati. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP and the American Dental Association now counsel parents to take their toddler to a dentist before their first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth appears. Don’t wait!
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, dentists continue to find severe cavities in very young children. This is entirely unnecessary in a community with wonderful health and dental services.
High-risk children should be seen as early as possible. Following are some of the risk factors:
- Sleeping with a bottle (if you put your child to bed with a bottle, change to water)
- Drinking juice continually during the day
- Abnormal tooth development
- Thumb sucking
- Tooth grinding
- A mother with considerable tooth decay
- Other health problems
The best way to ensure a lifelong healthy smile for your child is to teach them about healthy dental habits, provide a healthy, low-sugar diet, and build a relationship with a reputable family dentist.
At the Pediatric Dental Center in Burlington, we specialize in pediatric dentistry and early dental care. Make sure you bring your baby in for an exam and consultation when their first tooth appears. Waiting longer could allow cavities to spread. Schedule an appointment for your youngster today.