For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Texas parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises Arlington parents to take their toddler to a dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, 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
A mother with significant tooth decay
Other health problems
To talk to us about pediatric dentistry, call 817-274-7875. Family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Stephen Ratcliff at Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can advise you on your next steps for your pediatric dentistry. We also pamper busy Arlington parents who come to Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are between the ages of 25 and 65, we would love to provide you with the most advanced dental care near Fort Worth and Arlington.
Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, TX 76013