When should I start to bring my child to the dentist for regular visits?

“First visit by first birthday” According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry children should first visit the dentist when they receive their first tooth or by the child’s first birthday. Early dental care is important for dental prevention in the future. However, dental problems can begin early. A major dental concern for young children is Early Childhood Caries, also known as baby bottle tooth decay or nursing caries.