Infants and Small Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child's first visit to the dentist be around age three unless any of these dental health risk factors exist:
Sleeping with a cup or bottle
Children's Oral Hygiene When your child's teeth begin to erupt, wipe them daily with a moist washcloth to remove tooth plaque. As your child grows more teeth, use a soft child's toothbrush with non-fluoride toothpaste until your child is able to spit out the toothpaste. When your child is ready to use fluoridated toothpaste, use only a small peasize amount on the toothbrush.