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Going to dentist?

What is a good age to take a 12 month almost 13 month old to the dentist?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My Ped. said by 2....my dentist said as soon as the first tooth comes. FYI, a lot of non-pediatric dentists will not see a child until they are at least 5.
    Slinkee

    Answer by Slinkee at 11:13 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • 4 or 5 I have been told. I have been following that with my children.
    Msshe

    Answer by Msshe at 11:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • My kids had their first cleanings at 4. Before that they would go and the dentist would count their teeth and give them a toy. They are 11, 10 & 5 and generally LOVE going to the dentist. He's a family dentist, not a pediatric, but he's got that touch.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:21 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Mine first two i waited until they were 2 and had all there baby teeth in, they did x-rays and cleanings on them both. At our last visit they examined the baby too, just looked in his mouth basically and made sure everything appeared okay.
    Slinkee

    Answer by Slinkee at 11:22 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Took mine at a yr n they told me to come back in 6mos. She just checked up but no cleaning or xrays.
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 11:42 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Our dentist recommends starting regular checkups at 18 months.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:21 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

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