Baby teeth need care, too.

Take your child to the dentist by age 1.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should go to the dentist within six months of getting the first tooth – and no later than the first birthday. An early visit to the dentist can set the foundation for a lifetime of great oral health. To learn more, watch the video below or click here for great information on starting your child's oral health the right way.

First Dental Visit video The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is offering you a day of free dental care in Peoria for children age 5 and younger on Friday, July 31.