Paedodontics and Preventive dentistry is a vital part of preventing and treating any dental issues that may arise during early childhood and hence forms one of the most important branches of dentistry. It is that branch of dentistry concerned with the dental care and treatment of children till the age of 12 years. When it comes to the health of your child's primary teeth, there is no better time than now to start practicing excellent oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene starts as early as infancy. Whether you're nursing or bottle feeding, you should begin incorporating some type of dental hygiene regimen as soon as possible. This is an important part of dental care because it prevents bacteria from continuing to grow, which may eventually lead to other dental diseases .This branch of dentistry beside diagnosing dental decay also identifies habits at an earlier stage and intercepts them immediately.This branch also deals with children with special health care needs.