Our office is committed to the prevention of tooth decay beginning at an early age. The American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) and Pediatric Dentistry(AAPD) both recommend that a child’s first dental exam be six months after the first tooth comes in. In general we see children starting at 18 months. Studies have shown that children beginning at this early age will have far fewer cavities than those that start even at age three. This visit is usually a simple exam followed by prevention focused instructions on how to care for your infants teeth and get your child off to a cavity-free childhood.