For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised St Charles IL parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises St Charles IL and Bartlett IL parents to take their toddler to a Illinois dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Elgin 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 dentistry, call 847-741-2353. Dr. David Rice at David A. Rice, D.D.S. can advise you on your next steps for your pediatric dentistry. We also pamper busy Elgin parents who come to David A. Rice, D.D.S. for general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are between the ages of 20 and 80, we would love to provide you with the most advanced dental care in Elgin.
David A. Rice, D.D.S.
1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1
Elgin , Illinois 60123
Our most popular procedure is dental implants, and many of our patients may not know that we offer teeth whitening.