What age do you take a child to the dentist for the first time?

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

32 Comments

View replies by

Faith - posted on 10/17/2009

22

43

1

3 years old...just took him to have his teeth checked out, make sure he has enough teeth coming in and the spaces are good.....teeth cleaning.....basic stuff.

Phyllis - posted on 10/16/2009

3

7

0

I took my girls to the dentist at the age of three. It gets them use to the idea. So many kids are afraid of dentist, so I think it is best to start early.

Brandie - posted on 10/14/2009

18

16

2

I was told by the dentist at 12 months they need to start having regular check ups and cleanings

SARAH - posted on 10/13/2009

3

19

0

I took my children when they started kindergarten for the first time just for a check up

Karen - posted on 10/11/2009

12

20

0

my dentist told me at the age of three, children should start going to the dentist.

Shawna - posted on 10/08/2009

4

42

0

I am a dental assistatn for children and we recommend their first appt. is age 1

Whitney - posted on 10/08/2009

1

9

0

The doc says when they get a roll of teeth u r good to go...but u should still brush the teeth is theres not alot of them

Katie - posted on 10/05/2009

22

22

0

i would recomend taking them after there first birthday my son went right after his first birthday it was really easy

Josmarie - posted on 10/04/2009

9

16

0

Post a reply! I called our dentist office they told me 2 y/o bc by then most babies first teeth should be in.

[deleted account]

i took mine to the dentist when she was 4, but if their teeth hurt at an earlier age, they should go then.

Heather - posted on 10/02/2009

29

21

2

my dentist told me at 4 but to bring him with me at my cleanings so he sees that it's not a scary place.

Maria - posted on 10/02/2009

14

9

0

My doctor told me to take my son to the dentist before the age of 2 right now hes 19 months. Good luck!

Kristen - posted on 09/30/2009

81

28

5

My daughter went just after her first birthday. The dentist doesn't do much at this age but she gets used to going to the dentist so when it really matters she will be ready.

Torrey - posted on 09/28/2009

22

7

0

They say when the first two bottom teeth are fully showing that way they get use to going.

Rebecca - posted on 09/27/2009

5

35

0

I took my son at 2 years. Then again at 3 years. ( he had no issues inbetween that needed a dentist). My dentists once a year till the age of 5. Then twice a year.

Nikki - posted on 09/22/2009

6

20

1

Dentists recommend around their first birthday. Please don't wait till there is a problem!!! PREVENTION is key!

Kara - posted on 09/11/2009

78

4

10

our doctor recommends 6 months after the first tooth comes in. then every 6 months so the can put a protective coating on the teeth.

Monica-Lynn - posted on 09/08/2009

16

10

1

when ur child gets their 1st tooth you can call & set up an appointment with the dentist otherwise most ppl take their children to see the dentist for the 1st time between the age 15-18 months old...... teeth hygien is very important in children and the sooner to see a dentist the better.........

Chantel - posted on 09/05/2009

68

15

15

I think it depends on the dentist. My oldest didn't see a dentist until she was 4 and it was a negative experince and my youngest just went for the first time in july and she is 2.

Maria - posted on 09/05/2009

1,068

123

3

I took mine at age 3, when all his baby teeth were out. Only because his being bottle-fed somehow affected the growth of his teeth and his doctor suggested that we bring him to a dentist before he gets an overbite. Of this we were thankful for.

N - posted on 09/04/2009

8

3

0

I took my daughter at 4 and my son at 2 because the dentist told me that the earlier the better.

Nina D. - posted on 09/04/2009

56

16

9

Hi Billie, my name is Nina a mother of four . Her in Norway children go for dental checkup when they are three years, or when recommended by a doctor .

Kandy - posted on 09/02/2009

51

10

1

I took my baby around 7-8 months old. As soon as his two teeth came out. All they did was put a coating type cream on his teeth and he was done! It's a known fact theirs suger in the formula , and babies drink so much.

Michelle - posted on 09/02/2009

48

10

5

My children have all gone to the dentist just after their first birthday. We have a great dentist that will let the baby sit on my lap while he looks in baby's mouth just to make sure the teeth are coming in right. All 4 of my boys go every 6 months as recommended. I start them out early so that they get used to the dentist and are comfortable going in. That way if they ever need work they aren't afraid.

Ashanta - posted on 09/01/2009

38

20

3

The childrens hospital recommends that little ones go for a dental checkup after their first birthday ( I thought that was early too!); however, my peds. dentist prefers his little patients to start at 2 1/2 - 3 yrs old

Tara - posted on 09/01/2009

27

32

4

I took my daughter to a pediatric dentist at 3 years old, that's when her doctor recommended it.

Wanda - posted on 09/01/2009

3

2

1

each child in my opinion is different if ur child has problems with their teeth then call the dentist n let them decide

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms