If you have a toddler who has not been to a dentist, we urge you to consider making an appointment today by calling David A. Rice, DDS at 847-741-2353.
The best time to start dental check-ups for young children is when their teeth first appear. This may seem a bit early, however it is a great time to become acquainted with preventative dentistry. Your dentist can assess the health of your child’s teeth before problems begin and it’s also helpful for parents to get a refresher course on proper oral hygiene for young children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to begin regular children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. If you have questions about pediatric dentistry, please give us a call at David A. Rice, DDS.
Children with an increased risk of dental problems should receive a dental examination as early as possible. Here 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
Bring your questions to our comfortable staff at David A. Rice, DDS. We are located at 1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1 in Elgin, Illinois. You can reach us at 847-741-2353. We want your child to have a healthy smile right from the start and enjoy a lifetime of oral health.
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