Primary teeth (Baby Teeth) are just as important as the permanent teeth (Adult Teeth) Typically primary teeth begin to appear when the baby is between ages six month and one year. Primary teeth serve many functions such as chewing, speaking and holding the space in the jaw for permanent teeth.

The American Dental Association advises that a baby should be examine by a dentist within six months after the first tooth comes in but now later then their first birthday. For a baby the first dental visit is a well baby checkup for their teeth. The dentist will check for tooth decay and other problems. In addition the dentist will be able to show you how to clean your child teeth properly and how to evaluate any adverse habits such as thumb-sucking.