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Childs first Dentist visit?

My 19 month old has a MEAN underbite! You cant really see it unless he's cheesin though! But its wearing away the enamel on his top teeth, i guess where they rub together!? How old is a child when you take em to start getting cleanings and such? I know i wont be able to do anything for the underbite until he gets permenant teeth!


Asked by sweetstkissez22 at 6:40 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I took my son in at 12 months. Thats when my pedi told me to. They just checked his teeth and brushed them good. They said they like to see them this early. If hes has some enamel issues i would take him in. You dont want it to get worse if they can do something to help now.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 6:43 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I took both my boys right after their first birthdays. it was a rough thing for them to understand but now we take them once a year.

    Answer by Daltonswife at 6:42 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • my dd went before she turned 2 and she goes every 6 months.

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 6:43 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Check with the dentist in your area. Sometimes they won't take them till a certain age unless there is something big wrong.

    Answer by tichelle at 6:47 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • i took my son to an open clinic when he was alittle after one.

    Answer by MoMoFu at 6:46 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I thought the norm was 3 years old but I could be wrong.

    Answer by Cindy18 at 6:46 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I started taking my kids after their 2nd birthday and they go every 6 months...if your worried maybe ask your ped if you should take him

    Answer by browneyedgirl81 at 6:47 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • OOO wow, they have a pedi apointment thursday i shall check then! I had no idea you could take a kid in that young! I cant imagine my kid sitting still long enough! IDK hes starting to like getting his teeth brushed though!

    Comment by sweetstkissez22 (original poster) at 6:53 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Technically, they should start when they start getting teeth. But, most take them starting at about a year. The sooner you take them, the sooner they get used to it. If nothing else, call your dentist and ask them when they'd like to see him.

    Answer by specialwingz at 7:03 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • i took my kid when he was 2, but nothing could made him open his mouth!! so that went for nothing!


    Answer by mommy_sam at 7:04 PM on Jul. 27, 2010