According to Australian Dental Association a child’s first visit to a dentist is 12 months of age or when the milk teeth erupt.
As the saying goes “prevention is better than cure” and this can very well be applied to teeth.
A visit to the dentist will include not just checking teeth but oral hygiene instructions, dietary advice and checking if there are any oral habits.
If the child visits the dentist only when there is a problem, the treatment required will be more invasive. The child will associate a dental visit with an unpleasant experience which will put the child off from the dentist for the rest of their life.
So it is recommended that parents take their child on regular basis to the dentist and that will go a long way in maintaining good oral health for the rest of their life.