Dentist 18 Months
Eye Dr. when she show issues or 4
I am a hygienist .I see 2 y/o. Usually 3 is the starting age unless there is a prob
BTW good luck getting a little one to open their mouth ....The biggest problems the young ones have is the pacifier! It pulls there upper teeth out and they get the monkey bite..NOT GOOD
My oldest had his first dental appt at 3 I think.
His first eye exam at 6.
We've already seen both. The ped.dentist due to hyper white enamel at 12mos (and a follow up at 18mos) and the ped.opth at 21mos because of MH's concerns that one of her eyes seemed to him like it turned inward in pics (we'll go back in 1yr to check on things).
So both issues turned out to be nothing but we feel good knowing for sure and don't mind just continuing with these docs for now. I don't imagine the eye doc will remain on the roster after the 1yr followup as long as nothing seems off but the dentist is a keeper going forward
If you have a history of eye problems I wouldn't wait. I had glasses starting at 2 so I took G at 6 months and again 3 mos later. He will go for another follow up when he's about 18 months. So far so good on that front.
Dentist probably 2 or whenever pedi suggests it.
Teeth probably at 2.
Eyes at 3.
I work for a group of eye docs and they recommend around age 3, sooner if probs are noted. Things like a "lazy eye", or when one eye is way stronger than the other need to be corrected by age SEVEN or there's a good chance vision will not be restored. Kids don't know their vision is poor and may not exhibit any symptoms. Take your kids early!!!!
Our pedi recommended DS go for his first cleaning at his 18 month appt, but we haven't gone yet. I think we'll make an appointment for a cleaning this summer. He's been off the bottle since 15 months, hasn't ever taken a paci, doesn't drink juice or lots of sugary foods, so I really can't think of a reason he'd need to go much earlier.
Not sure about the eye doctor. We'll probably take him at 4 or 5, unless a problem arises before then.