Your Child's Dental Visits (2:27)

Children are at risk of early childhood caries or tooth decay as soon as their baby teeth begin to erupt. In addition to allowing your dental professional to monitor your child's individual growth and development, six-monthly dental check-ups give you a chance to learn about such things as your child's need for fluoride, how to deal with your child's pacifier habit, diet and nutrition, and how to prevent dental injuries. The earlier you get started, the more positive an experience dental check-ups will be as your child grows older.