Posted in Dental Health, Toddlers

When should I take my 2 year old to the dentist? He just turn two and has plenty of teeth?

  • Sakuras
    Jan 30, 2019

    You should have visit the dentist at 1 year of age, but can schedule dentist visit any time now.

  • Tilcia Menifee
    Jan 30, 2019

    Thank you , I am new to my area and just didn’t know which one I could go to here .

  • Sakuras
    Jan 30, 2019

    Check with your insurance to see what they suggest and choose from the list they give you.

  • Jalina
    Jan 30, 2019

    My pediatrician said to take my 2yr old to the dentist between age 2 and 3.

  • Daniela
    Jan 30, 2019

    Took my daughter a little after she turned 1; she only had 2 teeth. But now has 6 teeth at 13 months. And her next appointment is in June.

  • Crystal
    Jan 30, 2019

    Dentist always recommends as soon as they have teeth. I’d say 18 months Is the best time to get them to sit still at a dentist office.

  • Crystal
    Jan 31, 2019

    At the dental offices that I work at we've had 3 year olds that have come in with 6 cavities. I personally think 18 months is good.

  • Tayou
    Jan 31, 2019

    I took mine at 1 and due back 12 days before her second birthday

  • Kendra
    Jan 31, 2019

    I’m taking mine for the first time at 23 months. We brush daily. I’m curious how many moms give their kids fluoride toothpaste after 2 years old? I’m not wanting to but hubby is for it.

  • Tilcia Menifee
    Jan 31, 2019

    Kendra I give my 2 year old fluoride tooth paste already . So yeah I definitely think it’s ok . Sakuras I will definitely do that thank you .

  • Joneen Driver
    Jan 31, 2019

    My son has been going to the dentist every 3 months since he was 8 months old. I would say now is the time.

  • Crystal
    Feb 01, 2019

    If you do use fluoride toothpaste before your child can properly spit then no more than a grain of rice size. Otherwise it may cause white spots know as fluorosis on your child's teeth. Upsideis that those spots will be super strong, but better to not get them because only treatment is veneers or bonding.

  • Crystal
    Feb 01, 2019

    Also if you are on well water have your water tested for fluoride (naturally in our water). Talk to your pediatrician (not your dentist) about the results and the potential need for fluoride drops (dentists can't prescribe fluoride drops)

  • Tilcia Menifee
    Feb 07, 2019

    Crystal thank you . I never let him drink fluoride water and I’ll make sure to only use a little bit of the fluoride toothpaste.

  • Crystal
    Feb 07, 2019

    Actually, please have him drink fluoride water! I don't know if you read my last comment 😉

  • Tilcia Menifee
    Feb 07, 2019

    Crystal okay.