The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. Your pediatric dentist will let you know the best appointment schedule for your child.
A child should begin flossing when two teeth erupt next to each other, to prevent cavities from forming in-between. Flossing is especially important for the molars, as they are usually closer to each other than the front teeth and often where the first interproximal cavities begin.