Our children patients are very important to us. We believe a lifetime of good dental health begins in childhood. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a pediatric dentist by their first birthday. This way any developing problems may be detected, treated early, or avoided all together. Also, at this age a pediatric dentist can help you with suggestions about infant oral health care, how to decrease teething discomfort, prevention of dental decay, and a gamut of other child related topics. An early start including regular dental check-ups can help them maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.