You have witnessed your baby s first steps, first words, and first haircut. Now, it s time for the first trip to the dentist. This first visit may very well be a deciding factor in whether your child enjoys going to the dentist or t. Do any of these questions sound familiar? What is a dental home? When should I take my child to his first dental visit? Is it better to see a family dentist or a pediatric dentist? What do I do in case of a dental emergency? When should my child begin using fluoride toothpaste? Why does my child grind his teeth? Can I go to the dentist when I am pregnant? Does my child need braces and when? What can I do to prepare my child to see the dentist? What about my special medical needs child?