We encourage all of our patients to maintain a consistent dental hygiene routine that includes brushing their teeth twice a day and brushing often. However, we understand that this level of oral healthcare can be difficult for younger children. We suggest that you schedule your child’s first dental appointment before their first birthday because tooth decay can begin with their very first tooth. Having your child’s teeth professionally cleaned will eliminate harmful plaque buildup. Our dental staff will help you determine a cleaning schedule that is right for your child.