Dr. Nordstrom recommends that a child see the dentist at about 1 year of age. Yes, that might seem very young! The reason for this is that the more children are exposed to the dentist, the happier they are coming back! The earlier we see the child the more we can do to help that child progress cavity-free and cavity-free children have a much lower chance of being scared of the dentist as they grow up. This sets your child up for a happy and healthy mouth throughout their entire lives.