The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to take their toddler to a dentist before his or her first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth breaks through. Don’t wait! At Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper WY, we love seeing the little ones.
Many parents are surprised to learn they should bring their child in at such a young age. But it’s all about prevention. More and more preschool-age children are getting cavities, so the need to see the dentist earlier than ever is clear.
High-risk babies should be seen as early as possible. T following are some of the risk factors:
- Sleeping with a bottle (if you put your child to bed with a bottle, we strongly urge you to stop this practice)
- Drinking juice consistently during the day
- Abnormal tooth development
- Thumb sucking
- Tooth grinding
- A mother with substantial cavities
- Other health problems
The most effective way to ensure lifelong oral health for your youngster is to train him or her early on appropriate daily dental hygiene, provide a healthy, low-sugar diet, and establish a relationship with a reliable family dentist, like those of us at Aspen Ridge Dental.
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