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at what age does a child need to see the denist for the first time

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on May. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • as soon as they get their first tooth is ideal- but a lot of dentists want you to wait until they are at least one.

    Answer by jessicasea at 11:03 AM on May. 11, 2009

  • If you can find a pediatric dentist in your area, they may accept younger children (before age 1). We took our son to his first dentist visit at 2 years old, but he has really healthy teeth and brushes twice a day. We have brushed his teeth since he got teeth.
    The thing my son's dentist was really happy about was that we didn't give our son very much juice (only about 4 oz a day) and we didn't let him go to sleep with a bottle or sippy cup of milk. She said those are the leading contributors to tooth decay in children.

    Answer by Guaranteed at 11:19 AM on May. 11, 2009

  • I just asked our pediatrician about this.. he said 2 years is ideal. However, if your little one has a lot of teeth, earlier is better (assuming you can find a dentist who will see a child under 2).

    And I agree with the post above.. if you can get started on the brushing early, it's going to make the dentist's work easier :)

    Answer by Mandarina23 at 3:37 PM on May. 11, 2009

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