For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Virginia parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises parents to take their toddler to a dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Alexandria 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 703-996-4666. Dr. James Geren at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry can advise you on your next steps for your pediatric dentistry. We also pamper busy Alexandria parents who come to Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry for general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are between the ages of birth and 80, we would love to provide you with the most advanced dental care in Alexandria.
Our most popular procedure is Family Dentistry, and many of our patient may not know that we offer Cosmetic Dentistry.