lots of people say as soon as they have teeth but i don't follow that. i think it's more to get the comfortable cuz how much needs to be done on 2 tiny teeth that don't touch? i've been seeing my dentist since i was 3 and they don't see kids until 2 1/2 - 3. we just make sure we brush and floss from the jump and then do the dentist around 3. my kids are also super friendly and independent so i knew they wouldn't freak out in the chair. if they were the type that needed more adjustment, i may have gone earlier just to acclimate them. my dentist is amazing though. not a pediatric dentist but such a way with kids!
I start taking my kids at 1. It's more for them to get used to going and not be scared. My 5 year old has gone every 6 months since he turned 1 and he LOVES it. He is soo shy but loves the dentist so it was worth it to me.
2 fun visit 3 real visit
this is one reason why I started every 6 months at 1. if I would have waited I'm sure that a dental cleaning would have been very traumatic for my son. but since he's so used to going and likes the dentist, he sits still very well and cooperates for cleanings. he actually asks to go there. he got sad last month when we took my dd and it wasn't his turn. lol
Quoting cookinmommyof1:I took ds when he turned 4 and it was a disaster. Had to hold him down for her to clean his teeth. Might try a different dentist
It depends on the dentist. Mine won't see kids until they're 3. DS went with my to my last cleaning and let the hygienist count his teeth and stuff. He has his own cleaning scheduled soon.
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