It is very important to get kids started on the right track with their teeth when it comes to the dentist. Children's dentistry approach is tailored to easing kids into the dental environment by making it fun. Many dental phobias that adults carry around with them started when they were kids. Getting your child used to a normal dental checkup and teeth cleaning with the dental hygienist is the best way to go. Do not wait until the child has serious dental problems before bringing them in. While most children do not need to see a specialist unless there is a specialty type of problem, children do have different dental concerns than adults.