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We waited, Abby had her first dentist visit this past fall, at 3 years old. I think the main point in even taking them at this age is to get them used to going (unless you have a history of dental problems in your family and need an earlier checkup). We'll wait until about 3 with Anna as well.
Andrea, mom to Abigail (6) Annabelle (4) and Alexis (1)
Kieron started going at age 2, Callum actually got his teeth "cleaned" at about 14 months or so because I was bringing him with me when I brought Kieron anyways and since our insurance covers it, I though why not. They didn't do much with him and he loved it, he got a balloon, toothbrush, stickers and toys like his brother, lol.
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We just took our little ones who are 4 and 2. The 4 year old did great, the 2 year old screamed which made flouride application very easy because his mouth was wide open - LOL! Our dentist says a first visit at 2 is great.
Alison - Mom to: Augustus (2) Maximus (3) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (12) Christopher (14)
Baby Leo or Charlotte due 7/27
Lily just went a few weeks ago when she turned 18 months. She has 16 teeth, so I wanted to get them checked. All the dentist did was look at each tooth and give her a toy. No cleaning or anything until after age 2.
I wanted to start at 2, but the insurance my older DD was on doesn't cover her until she's 5! I understand they don't do much at 2, or maybe even 3, but I think waiting until she'd 5 is a bit much. We're getting different insurance though, so I'll probably be looking to schedule her in soon. She'll be 3 in May.