C.C. asks from Dayton, OH on July 17, 2008
K.P. answers from Cleveland on August 11, 2008
G.F. answers from Bloomington on July 23, 2008
now will be the perfect time to call the dentist and ask them.Some will tell you now and some will say wait til their a year old.
M.C. answers from Cleveland on July 21, 2008
I started taking my son with me when he was around that age so he could get used to the office. The dentist said he would do his first cleaning around 3.
R.C. answers from Evansville on July 18, 2008
Hi my name is R. I live in Ft Branch. I am a mother to a soon to be 3 yr old son and 6 mo old daughter. I am a dental assistant at a dental office in Eville. All kids are different but usually wait until all their teeth are in and age between 2-4 before their first visit depending on how well they can sit still. As long as you are brushing for her she should be fine and watch her sugar and juice intake. Hope that helps good luck
J.A. answers from Indianapolis on July 18, 2008
Sounds like your daughter is a late bloomer... 5 teeth isn't that many for 16 months. Unless you feel like there's something wrong with the teeth she has, I wouldn't worry about taking her until she at least gets her 1st set of molars. I only took one of my 3 boys at age 2 because of some strange discoloration and chipping... turned out to be no big deal. He is now 3 and goes for regular cleanings.
K.T. answers from Cleveland on July 17, 2008
I took my daughter to a pediatric dentist at one year old. This is what is recommended by the ADA. She is now going every 6 months just like I do. She sits in my lap in the dental chair for her cleaning and exam and the doctor is great with her. I just would prefer to be proactive with things like this. And my father is a dentist (in New Orleans) so this is what I grew up with!!
M.A. answers from Cincinnati on July 18, 2008
My daughter turned 2 the first week of July, and she went to the dentist just last week for the first time. I asked my family dentist when I should bring her in, and she said not until 3, but I called a pediatric dentist and he said she could come in at 2. My daughter was an early teether, and had her 2nd year molars well before her 2nd birthday. If you need a pediatric dentist, I recommend Dr. Murray Dock from Cincinnati Children's Dentistry. (I actually got his name from lots of moms right here on mamasource, and he was incredible!) Hope this helps.
M.C. answers from Cleveland on July 18, 2008
Our dentist told us that she didn't need to see our kids until they turned 3, unless there is a problem. I would contact your family dentist to ask what their policy is.
J.F. answers from Toledo on July 17, 2008
Check with your specific dentist to see what they recommend. I took my oldest to the dentist when she was 2 and all they did was count her teeth, and brush them with a regular toothbrush & toothpaste. When she was almost 4 when she started preschool and needed a dental exam, and that is when they did x rays and a cleaning.
N.V. answers from Fort Wayne on July 18, 2008
I had a dentist appointment yesterday and I asked my dentist when I should have my two year old come in. He stated that between 3 and 3 1/2. They will polish her teeth and then around 4 they will start floride. Hope this helps.
A little about me: I work full time, teach part-time, married with one beautiful 2 year old girl and trying for another!
J.E. answers from Indianapolis on July 18, 2008
You will need to call the dentist that you would like to take your daughter to. You can ask them at what age to bring her in. I have 4 children and they see a pediatric dentist who started seeing them at 18 months. If you ever have a concern about your daughter's teeth you should always contact her dentist regardless of her age. Enjoy your little blessing(s)