What to Expect at Your First Dentist Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist within six months of getting the first tooth–and no later than the first birthday. In this video, Dr. Charlie Clark talks about why it’s important to teach kids to take care of their baby teeth and why a healthy smile can help kids meet their milestones for healthy development. Use this video to help kids understand that an early visit to the dentist can set the foundation for a lifetime of great oral health.

Discussion Questions

Why should you visit the dentist as soon as you get your first tooth?

Why is it important to take care of your baby teeth?

When should you start flossing your baby teeth?