Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive the appropriate preventive and routine oral health care they require. As a result, this allows your children to develop good dental habits throughout the course of their lives. It is recommended that your child see a dentist by the age of one or when the first tooth appears. The first dental visit, like any doctor’s visit, maybe a frightening event for your child. However, the first visit usually includes a comprehensive exam, where Dr. Lam will thoroughly evaluate your child’s teeth. If your child permits, he will then proceed with cleaning and possibly x-rays. At that point in time, the doctor will be happy to address any questions or concerns that you or your child may have. He will also discuss diet, fluoride, finger and pacifier practices, as well as tooth eruption if applicable. At Tooth Booth Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage questions because education is the best way for your child to learn the importance of oral hygiene.