The best way to keep your smile healthy is by cultivating good oral hygiene. And a great way to build up good oral hygiene habits is by starting at an early age with the right direction from your family dentist. It’s recommended that children start seeing the dentist by the age of 1, when the teeth have already started to develop. Baby teeth start to develop at 6 months and they should be cleaned and checked to ensure they stay healthy. Baby teeth are important for the development of speaking, chewing and the healthy development of permanent teeth later on. Our Maple Mews team loves treating children, and we encourage good oral hygiene habits that will last you a lifetime.