When do you take your lo the dentist? Mine is 6 and a half month and I need to know if now is goodor first tooth better?
I took mine at 15 months, but around 12 months is a good start.
First tooth or 1st birthday. Find a ped. dentist if possible since they will see children sooner. A regular general family dentist does not see them until 3 or 4. DD had a great ped dentist and they did not do xrays until age 4 They did a cleaning, general exam and fluoride treatment (sealant) every 6 months. By time xrays came she was comfortable with staff and listened to them very well. I would hate to take someone to a new person and expect them to cooperate with the unknown.
If I remember correctly, the American Medical Association says around 3, but the American Dental Assoc. says 6 months after first tooth breaks through. There is not much they do at a young age and basically just charge you for the experience. Younger children are less afraid and then get used to going. I didn't take mine until 3 and it was fine.
they say to go around 2 or 3 years. ss went at 4 years. i think it's less scary for them if you can explain what the dentist is going to do.
A lot of dentists don't even see children until they are 3 or 4 years old unless the child has a jaw injury or a specific dental problem. My son didn't see a dentist until he was 4 years old. He had a clean bill of health and did great. Medicaid told us around 1 year old but the only medicaid dentist near us is TERRIBLE and nobody else would even see us unless there was a problem. Children born to moms who have had a history of dental problems are at a higher risk for cavities and other dental problems, so sometimes dentists will see such children before 3-4 yrs.
I took my daughter as soon as she had teeth so she would get used to going twice a year. Now she is 5 and goes every 6 months, loves her dentist and is excited to go :)
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