The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommend that a child’s first dental visit occurs at or before 12 months of age. This often seems like a very early time for children to be seen at the dentist because they often only have a handful of teeth! However, these early visits are paramount in educating the parents on proper home care and getting the child used to the dental setting. We find that the earlier we can expose children to the dental office, the more confidence they have as they return later in life for more thorough dental care. These early visits also offer an opportunity for the dentist to identify any signs of dental malformations early on. It is always easier for the dentist to coordinate care for a child when a problem is diagnosed early on.