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 options such as sealants and fluoride supplements. 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.
My name is Christopher Bowman of Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. If you have questions about pediatric dentistry, please give us a call at Christopher A. Bowman, DDS, PA.
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 friendly staff at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte. We are located at 1618 E. Morehead St. Suite B in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach us at 704-337-8070. We want your child to have a healthy smile right from the start and enjoy a lifetime of oral health.