Oral Health

Question
Posted by: mom2K | 2008/07/24

Q.

concerned mom

hi Doc
i have a 12month old gal, i want to ask what is the right age fo rme to start taking her to the dentist? she now has 8 teeth, my fear is that she will wrestle with the dentist as she already does with any doctor tryingot examine her, what can i use now to keep her teeth clean? also she tends to grind he rteetha every once in a while,is that normal? im worried

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

it is best to take her to the dentist now. It's fine if she doesn't sit still as long as the dentist can get a general view of the teeth. Oral B has a nice range of children's toothbrushed and pastes.

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Posted by: Meadow | 2008/07/24

Gosh, I don' t know if you are fortunate or unfortunate. My 12 month old daughter has zilch teeth. I guess I should just be happy for now as I do not have to worry about visiting on her behalf, yet. LOL!

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Posted by: mom2K | 2008/07/24

thank you doc, im taking her ths w-end

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