Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that dental visits begin with the appearance of a child’s first tooth, typically around six months but no later than one year? “First Visit by First Birthday” is their motto.
Here’s the thing: we haven’t taken our 2 1/2 year old to the dentist yet.
We DO, however, brush her teeth every single night. We limit candy and other sweets. She’s only eaten fast food twice in her whole life and she has yet to taste any soda besides a sip of the home brew root beer that our next door neighbor recently concocted.
We also used Spiffies Tooth Wipes semi-regularly when our daughter was too young for tooth-brushing (approximately 6-18 months). Spiffies are designed especially for infants. Essentially, you just wrap the disposable cloth around your index finger and scrub your baby’s pearly whites.
Spiffies wipes are available in three flavors – mango, apple, and grape. A box with 20 wipes retails for $5.49.
We’re not too worried about our daughter’s teeth at this point, but I do think we’ll be scheduling a visit to the dentist in the upcoming year, nevertheless.
Overall, I think her smile looks pretty healthy, which I am grateful for.
And her smile is pretty cute too, I might add:
YOUR TURN: When did you first take your child to the dentist?
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*UPDATE* The winner is #52 Melanie. Congratulations!