Has Your Toddler Had A Dental Exam?

Categories: General Dentistry

mother and daughterIf you have a toddler who has not been to a dentist, we urge you to consider making an appointment today by calling Dr. Wayne C. Harper at 352-867-7181.

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 Wayne Harper of Dr. Wayne C. Harper. 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 Dr. Wayne C. Harper.

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 genuine staff at Dr. Wayne C. Harper. We are located at 1800 SE 17th Street Suite 602 in Ocala, Florida. You can reach us at 352-867-7181. We want your child to have a healthy smile right from the start and enjoy a lifetime of oral health.

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