When your child develops his or hers first tooth you should have the first visit to the pedodontist (commonly called a pediatric dentist, is a dentist who specializes in children’s dental care.They must complete additional education and experience beyond their general dentistry degree) The pedodontist typically sees children from ages six months to 13 years old, and will use child-friendly techniques to help the child establish good oral health from an early age.
Why so early?
As soon as your baby has teeth, he or she can get cavities. Being proactive about your child’s dental health today can help keep his or her teeth healthy.
The American association of orthodontics (AAO) recommends parents to have their child seen by on orthodontist no later than the age of 7 to detect if their are any dental or skeletal abnormalities.