For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Boulder parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday.
The AAP now advises parents to take their toddler to a Colorado dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Longmont 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 dental care for children, call 303-665-5335. Children love dentist Dr. Gordon West at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. We also pamper busy Lafayette parents who come to Dr. Gordon West for general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are between the ages of 25 and 75, we would love to provide you with the most advanced dental care in Lafayette.
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201
Lafayette , Colorado 80026