Parents or guardians should begin bringing a child to the dentist soon after their baby teeth begin arriving. Generally, age two is a good time to have them take a seat in the dental chair.
The myth that baby teeth are not important because they will eventually fall out is not true. Baby teeth maintain space for the adult permanent teeth that follow and if they come out prematurely they can cause a variety of problems including alignment issues.
Children learn best by example. Let them imitate your good brushing and flossing habits and remember, try not to threaten them with scare tactics involving dental pain or shots. Keeping dental visits in a positive light is much more effective in the long run.