We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
I was told to start at 1 just to get them used to going. I think we started about age 2. My kids love the dentist now. Course their dentist is way cool and does movies and other fun stuff. I wish mine was that much fun .
Our Dr. recommends 3. Our state has a Dentist By 1 initiative going on, though I can't see the point if your baby doesn't have teeth (not a problem here, they both got their first tooth at 4 months!!). Kaija went for the first time this spring. They dentist recommended bringing Kolbie this fall to just watch and then next spring when she's 2 she can get a check up too. The first check up is just a ride in the chair, a quick cleaning, the dentist looks for any visible issues and they get a fluoride treatment.
My dentist recommends age 3 as well. Our DS is also 2.5 and is going to go with DH this fall to watch. He'll get a turn in the chair and if he lets them, he'll have his teeth counted and then probably flouride. I don't think they'll really clean his teeth the first time, but if he's agreeable, maybe.
Alisha, mom to:
Marcus - Jan '09
Lauren - March '10
Caroline - November '12
AAP recommends when they get their first tooth. Our pedi recommends at age 1 if they have at least 2 teeth next to each other. You may need to find a pediatric dentist for that age though. I took Lily for the first time at 18 months and she goes every 6 months. The first visit they just counted her teeth and looked at them, but since then they clean them. Violet is going for the first time at 17 months because I have an appt for Lily and myself at the same time.