For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised Detroit parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. The AAP now advises Taylor and Southgate parents to take their toddler to a Detroit dentist before their first birthday, or about six months after their first tooth appears.
Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, Detroit 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 general dentistry, call 313-928-2323. Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai at Szalai & Szalai DDS can advise you on your next steps for your child. We also pamper busy Detroit parents who come to Szalai & Szalai DDS 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 Allen Park.
Szalai & Szalai DDS
5329 Allen Road
Allen Park , Michigan 48101
Our most popular procedure is dental implants, and many of our patient may not know that we offer sleep apnea and snoring treatment.