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At What Age Do Most Dentists Retire
Retirement: Dentists, like others in any profession will retire for many different reasons. When they feel they are financially able to support themselves with their savings, if they become disabled, are no longer able to practice as a result of aging, etc... I know dentists who are still practicing and they are in their 70's and some who were able to retire because they were financially able at 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By First Birthday: Actually the average age is probably much older than that. By the first birthday is the recommended age of first dental visit by the american academy of pediatrics and the american academy of pediatric dentistry. It is very important to establish the "dental home" early for children. Education an prevention can begin at that time for a lifetime of good dental health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on dentist: In my state dental review starting at 6m is covered by their medicaid. Some dentists set up their offices to cater to kids ; focus on early education ; preventative rx. I generally recommend a parent start at a year or later if the primary teeth have not yet erupted. I have plenty of local dentists who are happy to see them at a year. (but some won't). ...Read more
12 months: The aap recommends that all infants see a dentist by 12 months of age. Unfortunately, many states have a shortage of dentists who agree to see young children. Some states have legislation that permit physicians with special training to screen your baby's teeth and apply a Fluoride varnish. Check with your local dentist and pediatrician to learn what is available in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1st dental eval: The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the first pediatric dental visit be at 1 year of age or 6 months after the first tooth eruption. In reality, most pediatric dentists start scheduling at around 2 years old unless there are issues such as cavity, pain, bleeding or broken teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 if teeth look fine: Most babies don't have teeth problems during the first few years, but they do see their pediatricians for many check-ups. I usually tell parents to take their kids in for a first dental visit at age 3 years, unless i suspect a problem at one of their many well-child visits, or if there is a strong family history of cavities. Dentists, however, want to see babies when their teeth start appearing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should we see the dentist about teething pain? How much teething pain is normal for a child between six months and a year old? I feel like our son is having more pain than other children I have known of the same age, and am wondering if we should see a de
Each : Each child responds to pain associated with teething differently. You have to trust yourself as his mother to determine if thisis his usual reaction to pain. Some children are more tolerant of pain than others. Common things to help this period of tooth eruption are letting him chew on your clean finger or other soft teeting objects. The counter pressure against the erupting tooth can be soothing. Cold can also help. Sips of cold water, sucking on a frozen edge of a wash cloth, etc. An old trick for infants older than 9 months is to let then chew on a frozen waffle ( the small kind you can get in the frozen food aisle) because they are precooked and soften very quickly if your child eats it. If you notice obvious swelling with a bruised appearance over the erupting tooth, let your pediatrician see it. Sometimes this type of pressure can be relieved by a small incision. Your dentist or pediatrician could do this. Teething pain can be miserable. Infant Acetaminophen can be helpful at night. Baby orajel tends to offer very short relief and not my favorite because parents will often use too much. Homeopathic teething tablets (contain chamomille) can sometimes relax the infant. I hope your son finds some relief so you can too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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