and what do they do? my son hate anybody in a "doctor" suit so i'm really worried about taking him. we just got accepted for dental though and he just turned two.Answer Question
Some say start taking them at 6 months but I think that's too early, I took my son at about 2 years old, that reminds me he has a dentist appointment tomorrow.
Answer by looovemybabies at 2:30 AM on Jan. 19, 2010
Answer by stummegirl at 2:31 AM on Jan. 19, 2010
My dentist says age 3 or when they are able to sit still enough for the dental team to examine the teeth. We took my first daughter to my dentist when she was 3 1/2 for the first time and it did not go well, so the referred us to a pediatric dentist. She has gone to the ped. dentist ever since then and it's great because the whole place is set up for children. The staff is trained to work with kids and the chairs are smaller and there are tv's on the ceiling to distract them. My daughter's pediatric dentist recommends age 2 for the first visit.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 AM on Jan. 19, 2010
Answer by PyroDeerHunter at 3:18 AM on Jan. 19, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 6:23 AM on Jan. 19, 2010
My son went to the dentist at 15 months (He had some teeth by then) and she (1 person) "aimed" a toothbrush at his mouth. He opened, she shined a light in there. BTW he was sitting in my lap in the chair. We were there about 2 mins. Second appt at 21 months & 27 months, same thing. They are just trying to acclimate him to the office. The older your child is when you take them, the more fears they will have. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:02 AM on Jan. 19, 2010
Answer by ambrown50201 at 9:19 AM on Jan. 19, 2010