According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the child should visit the dentist when the first tooth appears or at least by the age of one. That being said, the common protocol is to visit the dentist when all teeth are in which is usually around the age of 3. Parents must however maintain a strict oral hygiene program and be aware of any changes in the teeth or gums. Should such a change occur (Color, swelling, pain, and fractures etc.), please have your child see a dentist ASAP. Lack of compliance is the biggest issue for kids visiting us too early.