Dental Care For Children

Pediatric dentistry [formerly pedodontics] is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence.

Pediatric dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents.

It is recommended by the American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that a dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth, because an oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay in children, which is essential to maintain oral health.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pediatric_dentistry