Pediatric dentistry is the special branch of dentistry that is geared towards children and adolescents. 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 can also serve to provide parents with resources to help maintain their children’s primary teeth. Children’s primary teeth play an important role in speech development and development of good eating habits; therefore oral care and preventative maintenance including regular dental checkups is 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.