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Being a mum and also a dental nurse I realise the importance of good dental health. I am frequently asked by parents when is the best time to start taking their children to see a dentist and also other dental queries. The best time to take your child to the dentist is when you or your partner has an appointment at the dentist for a basic examination and nothing to complicated so they get used to going so when it’s the child’s turn to go they will see it as a normal activity without too much drama…well hopefully. We usually start kids visits with a ride in the chair and also a quick count of their teeth. Hopefully with regular checkups they will not need any complex dental treatment.


Posted by rachaelchara, 11th May 2014


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  • Oh, this would be great to share to my wife since she has been having trouble getting our daughter to the dentist for a dental checkup. For our daughter, she\’s been nervous to go and mainly because of the tools that she heard. Both my wife and I have been trying to find a way to help our daughter overcome her fears. http://www.familydentalgroup.com.au

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  • My son hit his big tooth about a month ago it got pushed right back.. It came back forward a bit.. But now I’ve noticed that its starting to go black.. My son has only just turned 2.. He went to the hospital when it happened, hasn’t been to the dentist should he.. My daughter hasn’t been yet at 3 is that bad ?

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  • i was told once they have all there baby teeth and will keep there mouth open for the check up than thats when to start

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  • We always taking my son when we have appointment with dentist.

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  • I’m looking to book my 3.5 year old in for a check up.is that a good age?

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  • My grand daughter is just two and next time I think she will go along to the dentists to have a look around

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  • I hate dentist and needles but back in my day you got shoved onto the chair and let the pain begin. I would they way they teach these days as they than are more at ease. I am 47 and I start bawling as soon I see the door I have to into and that is just the waiting room. It is only the needle part that gets me bawling.


    • I understand. You are not the only one who feels this way. I don’t like going to the doctors that makes me nervous. I admit if you have had bad experiences it can also make you nervous.Some people need to take a valium or sedative to even get in the door so you are not alone.

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  • So what age would this be? My daughter is 3 nearly 4 is this a good time?


    • This is a good age. I know it may seem like time wasting but just sitting on the chair and having a ride is a good start.

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  • Great advise so thankyou for sharing.

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  • Thanks very much for your advice Rachael. It is certainly is a question that I think we all wonder about, if you’re not in the industry.

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