A child should visit soon after the age of five, when all of their baby teeth have fully developed in the mouth. There are a lot of opinions among dentist about when a child should goes to a dentist. Great Idea— Have your child come in for a visit (What I call – A Happy Visit to the Dentist) with the parent when the parent is having their teeth cleaned. This approach will enable the child to get acquainted with our office, with the instruments that we use, with the noises we have in the office (like the suction noises), and with our friendly DOCTORS and TEAM. When children start going to a dentist early in life, it is a lot easier for them to proceed with dental procedures.