Proper dental care right from the start will make fore health teeth that will last your child lifetime. The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that a child should be seen by a dentist when their first tooth appears. A good Pediatric dental office loves to see children in the office and will often provide a friendly visit for first-time patients. Many times children are shown around the office, they are shown dental instruments, have a ride in the dental chair and, if ready, a cleaning and check-up. Making the visit to the dentist an enjoyable one.