J's work is having open enrollment for their insurance right now. I have no idea when kids should have their first eye or dental checkups. Any advice?
My poor kids are gonna most likely have inherited their mama and daddy's need for glasses and serious need for braces way down the line. Let's hope they got their daddy's smart genes and their mama's love of reading too! I think E's definitely shown signs of having both of those last two traits and boy did his bottom teeth come in awful crooked! And those are just his baby teeth!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says this:
Q. When should my child first see a dentist?Pediatric Dentistry
"First visit by first birthday" sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
And Bausch and Lomb says this about eye exams:
Children should have a comprehensive eye exam by a licensed eye doctor at six months, 3 years of age, before first grade and every two years thereafter or as recommended. The doctor will determine if your child needs vision correction and check for common eye disorders.Eye exams
What do you parents think? Are these suggested times too early for these exams? When Jason first asked me about it, I guessed eye exam right before school started and dental exam around three or so but from the looks of it I was WAY off. What do you think?