For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Van Nuys parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises California parents to take their toddler to a California dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Sherman Oaks 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 818-672-1288. Dr. Michael Bjornbak at Sherman Oaks Dental can advise you on your next steps for your pediatric dentistry. We also pamper busy Sherman Oaks parents who come to Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks.
Our most popular procedure is sedation dentistry, and many of our patient may not know that we offer Invisalign.