For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Phoenix parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises Scottsdale and Mesa 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 family dentistry, call (480) 428-0040. Dentist Drs. Joseph, Brian, Eric & Scott Harris at Harris Dental can advise you on your next steps for your pediatric dentistry. We also pamper busy Phoenix 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 Phoenix.
4444 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix , Arizona 85018
Our most popular procedure is porcelain veneers, and many of our patient may not know that we offer dental implants.