First Dentist Appt.

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Greta posted this 27 October 2018

When did you first take your baby to the dentist?

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Tracey posted this 18 February 2019

Our pediatrician told us to take our daughter when she turned one and we did. 

Rebekah posted this 13 February 2019

Well sad to say that I didn't send my children to the dentist until 5. Thankfully, nothing went wrong before then and they all have perfect dental health. I was worried at first and I do have my own phobias about the dentist, but I made sure I found a highly recommended dentist for my children and they LOVE going! They also get check-ups at school as a part of the public school system dental prevention program. 

Mel posted this 13 February 2019

I still haven't 😁  I had a major fever of the dentist as a kid so I've been so worried about it. But I need to find a good dentist for him asap! 

Jessica posted this 13 February 2019

My dentist suggests 2, and every 6 months after that.

Su posted this 11 February 2019

We went at 2 because he had all of teeth. We went again at 2.5. He loved it both times.

Jeanmarie posted this 13 November 2018

My oldest son got teeth really early so I took him at 2.

Marilyn posted this 13 November 2018

I took my oldest when she turned 3, and we had a great experience.

Krista posted this 08 November 2018

I took my daughter exactly on her 2nd birthday. My primary recommended between 2 and 2 and half so I made the appointment on her birthday so I wouldn't forget. lol 

Lisa posted this 08 November 2018

All mine went for the first time around 2 1/2. I found a great pediatric dentist by me that I love to pieces. She's always so gentle and fun with them. I always get them a little ready beforehand by always asking me to show me their teeth after they brushed/say ah/etc. Makes it more normal when they head in and are asked to do so. 

Kara posted this 08 November 2018

Between 2 and 3 is right on the money. The first appointment is pretty basic. Usually your little one sits on your lap, opens up, and they take a quick peep inside. Like the other posters said, go to a pediatric dentist. They know how to handle little ones and keep things upbeat.

Michelle posted this 08 November 2018

I took my son right after his 2nd birthday to a pediatric dentist. She was great with him! Everyone was super cheerful and it didn't feel like the dentist at all. I wish adult dentists were like that! lol!

Joy posted this 08 November 2018

My PCP recommended taking each boy when they were 2. I waited until 2 1/2 with my younger son because he went through a biter stage and I didn't want him to nip the dentist like a little dachshund. 😩 Definitely stick with a pediatric dentist. They make the experience way better for both you and your little one. 

Hana posted this 07 November 2018

We went after she turned 2, which is what our PCP recommended.  We use a pediatric dentist and she sits in my lap for the dental exam.  They make it fun and it is not a scary process for them at all. 

dallas posted this 02 November 2018

I have heard as soon as they all come in. I took mine around a year old. My 3 yr old granddaughter screams! its awful. Any ideas?

Mimi posted this 28 October 2018

My doctor suggested the same 2-3 years old. 

BC posted this 28 October 2018

The pediatrician checks my children's teeth out at all of the appointments and indicated that unless they noticed anything- just to wait until 3 year olds. Sometimes it can be a little traumatic if they don't understand, and the doctor felt confident there were no dental issues up until that point. 

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Mariam posted this 27 October 2018

1 years old for a toothache.