Did you know?
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend the first dental check-up at 12 months of age. Children have a total of 20 baby (primary) teeth. Some baby teeth can remain in the mouth until age 13 or longer. Baby teeth need to be cleaned regularly starting as soon as teeth enter the mouth. More than 40% of children have tooth decay by age 5.