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I voted SS. The dentist we take DS1 to doesn't take children until they are 2. So while I was at his checkup last month I schedualed for DS2 as well and to be technical he won't be 2 yet....just a month shy. Close enough I guess.
I also didn't even consider taking DS1 to a dentist before he was 2 because he hardly had any teeth prior to 18 months. DS2 has had a mouthful of teeth for awhile. If the dentist would have taken him sooner I would have deffinatly made that appointment.
Took him last month. It was really a great experience. Basically it was to get established in case he knocks a tooth out or has an issue. They also put a fluoride treatment on his teeth since oregon is lame and does not fluorinate the water.
They showed him all the tools and let him touch them. Told us to attempt to brush his teeth at least twice a day, but not to force the issue. She did tell me to get baby toothpast that has xylitol in it and rub it on his teeth 3 times a day in addition to brushing.
Also, he got fluoride drops that I add to water each day, (when I remember).
Glad I took him.
aztoid2006:Just curious as to how many have seen the dentist.
mamarazzi528:I'm just waiting until after the new year to make the appt. because I need to add DD to my dental plan during the benefits open enrollment that's going on right now and that's when the benefits start. A pediatric dentist came to talk to the moms group I'm in and sold me on bringing her in now. He said the first appt. will be more informative (talking about teeth care) and a quick check of her teeth.
This. We added dd to our 2013 plan, so i just need to make an appt.
Cate had her first dentist appointment @ 5 days old
She has been several times since... turns out the 2 teeth she was born with will be the only teeth she will have in the bottom front. The 4 teeth in the bottom front are completely missing. No baby teeth, no adult teeth.
We go back in 6 months to see what the next step is. I can already tell that it's affecting her speech, so I think she'll have to get some kind of fake teeth retainer until she's old enough for implants.
She was such an easy baby, but she's going to end up costing us the most money!
We actually just upped our dental coverage for next year specifically for her mouth!