I took her to the dentist for the first time at 1 year old. They wanted to see her every 6 months for check ups. At the last visit he insisted we bring her in every 3 months now.
Her teeth are all very healthy. She does not eat sugar (she can't stand sweets) and we brush her teeth once a day. So this is not making any sense to me. In addition, the nearest dentist is 180 miles round trip. She HATES the exams too.
Does this seem excessive to you?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Relationships
Answer by PrttyMstng at 1:48 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 11:59 AM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by mizsaxton at 12:01 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
How is there NO dentist closer then 90 miles to you? Anyways...our dentist says they don't need to be seen for the first time till they are three unless you notice an issue.
Answer by Navymama at 12:02 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Navymama, some dentists do believe that but I can say from experience, that's not true. They need to be seen at about a year old for the first time. There are problems that can come up with teeth that we do not see but if they are fixed right away, it won't cause problems. When I was little, my teeth formed without enamel. My mother made a dentist appointment for me when I was 12 months and the dentist said no, it wasn't needed yet. So I went back at 2 and by then it was too late. The lack of enamel was something I was born with but they could have fixed it if they had found it right away. Instead, I had to have caps on my about half of my baby teeth and it was HUMILIATING for me as a child. I was so happy when they fell out. To the OP- yes, 3 months is a little extreme unless there is a problem. Just make the appointments like you want.
Answer by DDry at 12:11 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by bristle3kids at 12:12 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by DDry at 12:12 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by heratyc at 12:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by angelkatcutie83 at 4:27 PM on Apr. 6, 2009