Question: My son is one and I do not have dental insurance on him yet.   I am planing on taking him to see the dentist in the next few weeks.  I would like to know about how many times does a baby need to go to the dentist a year?  I see the dentist once a year for my dental check up and cleaning.  Would that be the same for my son?

Answer: Well it is advise that you should see your dentist at least twice a year. That would be the same for a child unless advise by the dentist to come in more or less then twice a year. I would advise buying a low cost dental insurance plan like an HMO to cover for the basic dental needs.