For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises American Fork and Lehi parents to take their toddler to their family dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Utah County 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 your child’s oral health, call 801-374-0070. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we pamper our youngest patients and their Provo parents. We would love to serve you with the most advanced dental care in Provo.
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E
Provo , Utah 84604
We are known for our family dentistry, but many of our patient may not know that we offer dental implants as well.