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 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. Dentist Dr. Stephen Ratcliff can advise you on your next steps for your pediatric dentistry. We also pamper busy Arlington parents who come to Dr. Stephen Ratcliff – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 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.
Dr. Stephen Ratcliff – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, TX 75022
Our most popular procedure is cosmetic dentistry, and many of our patient may not know that we offer sedation dentistry.