Is 3 Years Old Too Late for a Child's 1st Dentist Appointment?

Chrissy Teigen is getting pushback on social media after she revealed she only just took her daughter, Luna, to the dentist for the first time.

Chrissy Teigen is being attacked on social media after posting a video of her daughter, Luna, going to the dentist. 

It was the 3-year-old’s first visit to the dentist and she was sitting on her grandmother's lap while Luna learned about dental care by brushing the teeth of a stuffed alligator. 

But in no time, Teigen was getting mommy-shamed on Instagram

Her critics on social media say that 3 years of age is too late for a child's first dentist appointment.

"Can’t believe that's her first dentist appointment,” wrote one person.

"Luna definitely should have seen a dentist multiple times by now,” added another. 

Apparently, Teigen was bracing herself for the trolls. "Was waiting for this. U guys never fail me," she responded.

Pediatric dentist Emille Agrait spoke to Inside Edition about the best age to first bring a child to the dentist. She said that children should go to the dentist for the first time between 6 to 12 months, but going when the kid is 2 or 3 is “not that bad.”

As for the outrage Teigen is facing, the dentist said, "I don’t think this is the moment to be judgmental about how a mom wants to take care of their child.”