interviews AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg

January 28, 2013 03:43 PM
 AAPD President Joel H. Berg was interviewed by Julie Revelant with about how to maintain your child’s healthy teeth. The online article included five tips to ensure a healthy lifetime smile for your child. The first tip is vital for parents to follow.

"Early intervention can prevent cavities," said Dr. Joel H. Berg, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Berg said children should see the dentist by the time they turn one or when the first teeth erupt.

The dentist can make sure your child’s teeth are coming in properly, assess his or her risk for problems later on, and talk about fluoride and the correct way to brush your child’s teeth.  Plus, regular visits before age 3 get your child used to being examined, which can allay any fears and make it a positive experience, Berg suggests.

The article was published online on January 27, 2013. To read the article in its entirety, visit


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