In keeping in line with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), we recommend all children have a dental checkup every six months. At Kids First, our doctors recommend those visits start when your child is 1 year old. These visits allow your child's dentist to closely monitor any new changes in your child's mouth, even before all of their teeth have erupted! It's also an opportunity to make sure you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health and preventative care in your child. Your child's dentist may suggest additional checkups if your child seems to be more susceptible to cavities or if they are showing signs of other orthodontic problems that need to be monitored as they grow.