When should your child first see a dentist?
On your child’s first birthday or first tooth that comes in, you should be bringing them in for pediatric care. Between six to twelve months you will observe baby teeth coming in. Early examination and preventative care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
These children all suffer from infant bottle tooth decay, milk caries. Once the front teeth enter the mouth, a child sleeping with milk on his teeth will cause decay. I have seen breast fed children, as well as bottle fed children develop this dental pathology.
These pictures are of children with over retained deciduous teeth, which require immediate extraction. Failure to do so causes ectopic eruption of the permanent teeth. This could result in your child having a goofy facial appearance.