Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kids and Dentists?

I was reading an article about child’s first dental visit. It seems that at one year, parents should already be taking their kids to the dentist. For the mommies, did you take your kids to the dentist when they were only a year old? RC is over two years old and not even once did we take her to the dentist yet. I just don’t want her to be subjected to pain so early. She is already very worried whenever we take her to a regular doctor. I am old and I am scared of going to the dentist. I just had a deep cleaning done about a month ago and I was in pain for days. Honestly, I don’t go as often as I should.

I think I will start taking RC to a family dentist when she is three years old. She may still not be prepared by then but at least I would feel better knowing that I did my research. In doing that, the experience may still not be pleasant but I know it will be better than just taking her to any dentist. is an online tool that lets you find a dentist, request an appointment, view reviews and save by printing dental coupons if it is available in your area.
You can share your experience with me about your child's first dental visit. Do you think I should take her before she is three years old?

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Des said...

Hi Mommy Ces, I love to take Chase with me during my dental visits. After my turn, I let him sit on the chair for a while. So far, it seemed to work, I took him to his first official dental checkup, and then we had to go back....nothing major, just being vain like me. haha. No fuss the whole time. :)

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Savvy Gal said...

My sister and friends take their little ones about 2-3 years old. : )

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Style Journey said...

The dentist can be a scary place, even for adults. I started taking my girls along with me on my dental visits when they were two (just to see what it's all about) and then scheduled them for their first appointments at a late three. Not a cavity yet :)


Jen said...

I took my daughter when she was three- but it was too late. Apparently all the fruit she was eating combined with my not so consistent teeth-brushing (bad mommy!)had caused her to have enamel erosion! She had to have oral surgery soon after her appointment. So with my second-born, I took him right away at one year old. Luckily his teeth were in good shape because I learned my lesson with his big sister :)

Jennifer said...

I waited too long between visits for my son- it is better if they can catch a little problem before it turns into a big one.

Mindy said...

Hi there! I don't have any kids yet, so I can't really tell you what to do, but my personal experience with the dentist was this... My parents did not take me to the dentist until I was about 7 years old. By then I had a mouthful of cavities! I had quite a few fillings put in my mouth around that time. For some reason though, even after all that (and having braces too!), I absolutely loved going to the dentist when I was a kid, and still do to this day! Maybe it was because my dentist always let me choose a prize (sticker, toy, etc.) after every visit. I mostly love that great clean feeling on my teeth after a thorough cleaning.

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Michelle said...

Ugh! I hate the dentist too, but my daughter's dentist bribes with balloons, gets her to open her mouth every time! I'm stopping by from Freaky Friday Follow, and I'm a new follower. I'm having a giveaway this weekend and would love for you to stop by!

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