Sara - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
My insurance recommended taking my 1 yr old to the dentist so I scheduled and appt. The dentist said he rarely sees kids that young but was glad we were there. He said to continue using a washcloth to wipe her mouth after meals (as often as possible) or use a finger tip rubber brush. He said at this pint using a toothbrush, no matter how soft, could actually tear up her gums and cause bacteria to grow leading to cavities later on. He said we should come back at 2 yrs, 3 yrs and then start coming every 6 months. A he recommended brushing with a real tooth brush at 2 and using fluoride free toothpaste till 4 yrs old.
Has anyone else visited the dentist with their 1 yr old?? What recommendation did you receive??