Children’s Dental Health in Arlington

For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Texas parentsChildren’s Dental in Arlington to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday.

The AAP now advises parents to take their toddler to a Texas dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.

Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Arlington dentists find advanced tooth decay in very young children.

High-risk children 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
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tooth grinding
  • A mother with significant tooth decay
  • Other health problems

To talk to us about pediatric dentistry, call 817-274-7875. Children love Dentist Dr. Stephen Ratcliff. We also pamper busy Arlington parents who come to Stephen Ratcliff DDS for general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are between the ages of 20 and 80, we would love to provide you with the most advanced dental care in Arlington.

Stephen Ratcliff DDS
909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, Texas 76013