The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of an increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. Your pediatric dentist will let you know the best appointment schedule for your child. How Can I help my child have Fewer Cavities? 1 Beware of napping with a juice bootle in the mouth, frequent snacking or too many sugary popsicles 2 Brush effectively twice a day 3 Floss once a day 4 Have sealants applied when appropriate 5 Seek regular dental check-ups 6 Discuss both Fluoride and non-Fluoride alternatives with your Child’s Dentist and make an informed choice.