For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises parents to take their toddler to a family dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Royal Oak 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 family or general dentistry, call (248) 541-1388. Dr. Larry Duffield at Duffield DentistPWDA log intry can advise you on your next steps for your child’s dental health needs. We also pamper busy Royal Oak parents who come to Duffield Dentistry for general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are between the ages of 30 and 90, we would love to provide you with the most advanced dental care in Royal Oak.
2009 Crooks Rd
Royal Oak , Michigan 48073
Our most popular procedure is dental implants, and many of our patient may not know that we offer sedation dentistry.