These are my two precious little kiddies when they WERE little kiddies. Whether your toddler has a mouth filled with teeth or only a few poking through, it’s time to start thinking about keeping that adorable smile healthy. Sure, baby teeth don’t hang around forever (they generally start to fall out to make way for adult teeth by the time your child is six or seven), but it’s still important to keep those tiny teeth in tip-top shape while they’re saving the spots for grownup teeth. We like to see kids as soon as they have teeth a full set of baby teeth (say 2 years old) so we can get them used to the place, and so we can make sure things are growing properly. It’s REALLY important to make sure they get a good start with their teeth. We make it into a big game, and make them feel special. We get more kids crying as they walk past the front door (“no you can’t go in today, we don’t have an appointment”) than ever cry inside.