Although a baby’s tooth may not have surfaced, it is still developing beneath the gums and requires dental attention to prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is a leading chronic childhood disease and through regular brushing and routine dental check-ups it can be easily prevented. In order to ensure your child’s teeth remain decay-free, pediatric dentists recommend a child’s first dental visit occur no later than age one. These visits allow dentists to examine the child’s teeth and gums and offer parents crucial tips for protecting their child’s dental health. Book your baby’s first dental check-up today! Call Sonoma Smiles in Rohnert Park at (707) 200-1191.