For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Orem parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday.
The AAP now advises Orem and Utah County parents to take their toddler to a Utah dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Provo 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 801-374-0070. Children love Dr. Chris Hammond at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry. We also pamper busy Provo parents who come to Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry for general and cosmetic dentistry. No matter your age, we would love to provide you with the most advanced dental care in Provo.
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 North 100 East, Suite 200, Provo UT
Provo , Utah 84604