It is recommended that children go for their first dental visit within 6 months of having their first tooth emerge. This is not only a good preventative measure, but it can also serve to provide parents with the resources needed to help maintain their children’s first (often called baby, or milk) teeth. Children’s first teeth play an important role in speech development and the development of good eating habits. Therefore oral care and preventative maintenance, including regular dental checkups, are an important investment in the overall health of the child. Speak to your dentist if you have any questions regarding your child’s oral health.