Children should have their first dental checkup by age 1 or whenever their first teeth erupt. Dr. Kearns can assess proper oral development and discuss oral care for your child. We also stress preventive dentistry for children with sealants on permanent molars. We believe in seeing children in a nurturing environment and welcome parents in the treatment room during the visit. Dr. Kearns believes that a good first dental experience is key in achieving good oral hygiene habits throughout adolescence and adulthood.