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#91 of 96 Old 11-21-2002, 02:45 PM
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Hey, All! Ok, so if someone could direct me to (what I'm sure has already been addressed) a thread that entailed "what to expect on baby's first visit". Actually, my Lily is just turned two and it's time to go. I have had better results with getting her to brush since I read some of the posts here. THANK YOU!

I have given her LOTS of juice, but diluted down to about 1/3 j. to 2/3 water. I have also been having better luck with straight water again. (thank Gods!) I am leaning toward cutting out milk (even though I've had her on goat's milk for almost a year) because of probs with phlegm and drainage (she's in dayscare). As well as just wanting to eventually eliminate dairy. (the girl thinks that cottage cheese is cheese-doesn't eat regular cheese!)

I know that I don't want to her to have fluoride. Don't see the point in applying toxic waste to my child! But what about sealants? I am leaning toward NOT, because I am just pretty much inclined toward "less is more" in regard to interventions. But, being that I am very ignorant of what to expect or educate myself about BEFOREHAND, I am a bit anxious.

Lily's teeth are grey at the tops (by the gumline) and I have no idea what that might be an indication of. But, that's why I say it's time to go. I would greatly appreciate any input!


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#92 of 96 Old 11-21-2002, 04:42 PM
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Here's the thread: first dental visit

Try to find a dentist who you feel comfortable with, and whose office seems to take time for you before you're their actual client. That way, you can be pretty sure that they'll do the same thing once you're in the office.

Sealants are typically applied to the grooves of molars only; they're a lot like varnish or "nail polish"as I understand (but made of plastic).

Good luck, keep us all posted on how it goes!
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Thanks, Simonee!! I'll let you know!

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I'm sure this has been asked a million times....I guess I'm being lazy and not reading through all of the other posts

Ds is 12 mos and has 4 teeth, just wondering when to take him to his 1st visit?
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My ds1s dentist says the first visit shoud be at 2 yrs old.
But my friends ped told her 3 yrs. Shes not a dentist though. I have never asked ds2's doctor this.
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I took my ds at 18 months, but I have heard around 2 is good. Im just a little obsessive about healthy teeth! Plus it gets them used to going and comfortable with their dentist
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