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my daughter will be 20months when she goes to the dentist in november. Anyone take there little one at that age or close to it? how was the experience? thanks

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Asked by lambdarose at 7:24 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I didn't take my kids till they started kindergarten.I ended up taking my son before preschool cause he had a infected tooth and abscess.

    Answer by alisha34886 at 11:06 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • i started all my kids seeing a dentist when they turn 12 their xperinces were great..i took mine to a dentist who specialized in children adults...

    Answer by FreeSpriT4eva at 11:35 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I took my children with me every time I went for a checkup. That way they could see what it was about before they went themselves. Our dentist doesn't actually do an exam until they are 3, although he took a peek in each of their mouths just to see how they were coming along. I called a pediatric dentist to get my kids in before age 3 and they said they really don't take them any earlier than that either unless there is a problem. Once they turned 3 I took them every 6 months. For my older 2, that first exam was maybe a little scary only because THEY were in the chair, but they were familiar with the dentist and he is very good with kids. My youngest isn't 3 yet, but he did let the dentist peek in his mouth.

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 12:29 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • My DD will be 3 in dec and I just scheduled her first one. A lot of offices around here won't take children under 3 unless there are causes for concern (like an obvious cavity, etc). And the few that did weren't covered under my insurance for my DD. We just changed insurances so I can finally get her in now.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:55 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

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