pediatric-dentistryDr. Brown and Dr. Hamm both enjoy working with children in our practice. When children have positive exposure to the dental office setting at an early age they are less likely to develop dental fear or anxiety. It is a common misconception that “baby teeth” are not important and will be replaced. The health of the primary dentition is directly related to the health of the permanent adult teeth and should be cared for as such. Problems with spacing and eruption of adult teeth can be costly and difficult to overcome if the primary teeth are not cared for and protected. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages all children to see the dentist by their first birthday to ensure no problems are evident and to educate the parent on the dental future of their growing child.