Dr. B Pediatric Dentistry in Campbell CA specializes in one area only – dentistry for children. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP and the American Dental Association now counsel parents to take their toddler to a dentist before his or her first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth appears. Don’t wait!
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, California dentists continue to find severe cavities in very young children. This is entirely unnecessary in a community with wonderful health and dental services.
High-risk children should be seen as early as possible. Following are some of the risk factors:
- Sleeping with a bottle (if you put your child to bed with a bottle, change to water)
- Drinking juice continually during the day
- Abnormal tooth development
- Thumb sucking
- Tooth grinding
- A mother with considerable tooth decay
- Other health problems
The best way to ensure a lifelong healthy smile for your child is to teach them about healthy dental habits, provide a healthy, low-sugar diet, and build a relationship with a reputable family dentist. Doctor Barrera urges all California parents to be passionate about their children’s dental health.
At Dr. B Pediatric Dentistry, we take special care of our youngest patients and their parents. To schedule a first dentist visit in San Jose, call us today.
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