What will be done at their visit?
A child's first visit is usually short and simple. The dentist can show you how to clean your child's teeth, discuss diet and fluoride needs, and recommend oral care products. He or she can answer questions about your baby's teeth, just like a well baby visit with your pediatrician. Your dentist also checks for problems, such as tooth decay.

If your child is a toddler, the dentist will gently examine their teeth and gums, looking for decay and other problems. If necessary, the child's teeth may be cleaned. Your toddler can also be checked for problems related to habits such as prolonged thumb or finger sucking.