The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends  that children be examined by the dentist by age one.  Preventative dental care can minimize decay and early childhood caries.  Eating habits, thumbsucking, and toothbrushing can all be discussed at this time.  When a child receives a toy at the dental office every 6 months for years the dental office is not a place to be feared any longer. For more information call Dr. Nadine Hutchins at 970-242-7373.