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My DD is 3 should I be taking her to the dentist yet??

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • yes you should i started taking mine at 3

    Answer by mememe27 at 10:13 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • you should've started taking her at 2. or even earlier.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • My dentist says age 5. My friends dentist says 3 months so they can see the gums before the teeth start coming in. Ask your dentist what their policy is.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 10:41 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • My dentist says exams should start at three years. I agree, my oldest had a deformed tooth at age four that needed work, so I'm glad we did...

    Answer by Steff107 at 10:47 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • IMO We started at 3yrs. The first visit was just like a trial run. They showed us around the office, how the machines worked, then just "looked" in my sons mouth w/o tools. The next visit in 6 months was to take xrays, and a cleaning. I recomend finding one that is just a peds. dentist and you should be fine. They know how to deal with lil ones at this.

    Answer by Skyler11978 at 10:34 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • My girls were going since about 18mos or so.

    Answer by ZarsMom at 11:16 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Our pediatric dentist likes to start seeing them as soon as they have teeth.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:25 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • my dentist likes to do a introduction appointment to get them comfortable with the office once they have all their baby teeth, then a proper checkup a few months after that.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 2:22 AM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • My son started going at 18 months when we made an emergency visit. Four emergency visits later, we were going every 3 months for status checks. He got his front two teeth pulled a couple of months ago (he's 3 and a half). Consequently, we are WELL acquainted with our dentist. LOL.

    He recommends starting around age 1 or when the first set of molars come through. That is when we started taking our daughter. They just did an introduction to get them used to the office. She will go back shortly after she turns 2 for her first cleaning.

    Answer by JMmama at 3:58 AM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • I am taking my daughter closer to her 3rd birthday. If they aren't cleaning them or checking them there is no point in going.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

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