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At what age did you take your child to their first dentist appointment?

 
giovannismom19

Asked by giovannismom19 at 2:25 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My daughter is 2 right now and we were told not to take her to her first dentist appointment until she's 3. The children dentists around here (Central Florida) won't see them if they're younger than that. But at her last check-up with her pediatrician, he put this fluoride stuff on her front teeth that's supposed to help prevent cavities. It's supposed to help keep their teeth healthy until they can start seeing a dentist. Pretty neat. Wish they would've done things like that when I was younger, maybe I wouldn't have had so many problems with my teeth growing up!
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 2:28 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Age 3
    Fabulous5

    Answer by Fabulous5 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • 2
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Most dentist will not see a child before the age of 3. That is when they have the understanding to sit still and can answer simple questions.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • 3, but they let her come when she was two for a "Happy Visit" to see that the dentist office is okay and not a scary place to go. :) they take them to meet the doctors and staff and to see where everything is.
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 2:31 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • 1. The dentist and the insurance company both say to bring them in at one.
    tanya_marieh

    Answer by tanya_marieh at 2:32 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I took my son when he was about 3.
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 2:33 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • around 1 :)
    Walker101

    Answer by Walker101 at 2:37 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • 6 mts with all 4!
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 2:47 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • 3
    renea20

    Answer by renea20 at 3:17 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

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