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Old 02-22-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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need answer quick(baby dentist visit)

Today is the last day to enroll in my insurance coverage so I need an answer quick. How old before a baby sees a dentist? I need to know wether or not to elect dental coverage for my baby for this year. He is 4 mths. I heard some people say they should see one as soon as they get their first tooth and others have said by 2 years. old. which one?

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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Re: need answer quick(baby dentist visit)

At least 2 years, unless there is a problem. When my son was 3 I had a hard time finding a denist that would see him. Most of them around here don't see untill the age 4 or 5.

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Old 02-22-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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Re: need answer quick(baby dentist visit)

I brought my son when he was 2.5 and he already had cavities! My dentist was more than willing to see him but when my son wouldn't stop crying he referred us to a pediatric dentist. Our other son was only 1.5 when he had his first visit. I would recommend starting a baby around 1 years old.
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Old 02-23-2004, 04:06 AM   #4
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Re: need answer quick(baby dentist visit)

Most dentists won't see them unless they are at least 4 or 5 here. And even before we moved to this state our previous dentist wouldn't see my oldest til he was 4 either. I think unless they have problems and you are making sure their teeth get brushed it is fine. Both of my boys first saw the dentist when they were between 4 and 5 and neither had any cavities or problems once they did get there.


Old 02-23-2004, 07:30 AM   #5
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Re: need answer quick(baby dentist visit)

I took all of my children to the dentist at 1 year
If GOD brings you to it... He WILL bring you through it.

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Old 02-23-2004, 08:58 AM   #6
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Re: need answer quick(baby dentist visit)

Call your dentist and ask when they'd like to see your child. Mine won't see children until 3 years; however, if I see something I don't like, that's not going to stop me from seeking out a dentist who will see him.

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