For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Paradise Valley parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday.
The AAP now advises parents to take their toddler to a Arizona dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Arizona 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 (480) 428-0040. Children love Dentist Drs. Joseph, Brian, Eric & Scott Harris at Harris Dental. We also pamper busy Phoenix and Queen Creek parents who come to Harris Dental 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 the Phoenix area.
4444 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ
20261 E. Ocotillo Road, Suite 120, Queen Creek, AZ