Today’s we have a key message for new parents or parents-to-be.
For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday.
The AAP and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry now advises parents to take their toddler to a dentist before their first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, even though pediatricians counsel parents about children’s oral health, Pennsylvania dentists find advanced cavities in very young children.
Additionally, high-risk kids 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 including demineralization and staining
- Thumb sucking
- Tooth grinding
- A mother with acute tooth decay
- Other health issues
To communicate with us about pediatric dentistry or make an appointment for your toddler, call 215-368-1424. Dr. Kevin Bass and the calm and comfortable team here at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry pamper our youngest patients. We work with parents to ensure that their children’s smiles start out healthy and stay healthy as they grow.
We also pamper busy parents who come to Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. We would love to provide your children with distinctive dental care.