When Should I Bring My Child to the Dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends children visit the dentist within six months of their first tooth appearing, although that should be no later than the child’s first birthday. Your baby is born with a mouth full of partially formed teeth, and almost as quickly as they descend into the mouth they can begin to decay, if not properly treated. Those baby teeth will eventually fall out but any rot can mean a higher risk of decay in your child’s permanent teeth.
Even if a child’s teeth are healthy, preventative care is still critical, and learning how to take care of your child’s teeth from an early age can help fend off costly, more invasive procedures down the road. Dr. Villaseñor will walk you through how to correctly clean your child’s teeth and create a custom care plan for your child, based on his or her behavior. Habits like thumb and finger sucking, falling asleep with a bottle or drinking sugary drinks can become highly problematic if not addressed at an early age. The good news is we can talk to you about how to treat all those issues and more!
Why Horizons Dental?
Dr. Villaseñor will care for your family the same way he cares for his own, many of whom now work alongside him at our office! In his more than 15 years as a practicing Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. Villaseñor has treated countless children and teens. His commitment to spending extra time with each of his patients means your youngster will get the personal, custom care he or she deserves, and connect with our staff in a way that makes a visit to the dentist a whole lot less intimidating.