How To Take Care of Children
To be a certified pediatric dentist requires an additional two to three years of training beyond attaining a dental degree. Although our dentists are not pediatric dentists, we are licensed general dentists who love kids. Dr. Roper and Dr. McLaws both have kiddos of their own and we know how to take care of them. We’ll see all kids!
We have found that families like the convenience and trust that comes from going to the same dentist. Parents often feel more at ease talking to their dentist about any pediatric dental issues their children may be experiencing. We have an open door policy, where parents are always welcome in the exam room with their kids.
For kids, it is important to start cleaning teeth as soon as they erupt in the mouth. As a parent, it is important to lay the foundation for a good dental routine at home at an early age.
When to Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
We like to start seeing children as early as one year old. We highly recommend bringing them in for a visit at two years of age, and at least no later than three. A check-up during this formative time is important since cavities can start to be an issue.
We encourage you to be proactive in bringing them into the office before they experience any kind of dental discomfort or pain. This way, we are setting the tone for long-term, positive dental care and habits.
Unfortunately, many adults have had traumatic memories of going to the dentist as a kid. We do our best to create a fun and pleasant experience for everyone.
Going to Your Gilbert Pediatric Dentist Can Be Fun
We call your child’s first trip to the dentist their happy visit. We will count their teeth and if they are cooperative, we will polish their teeth. They get to go on a “ride” in the chair and even watch a movie while we look at their teeth. At the end of the appointment, they get to pick a toy from our treasure chest.
Our main goal in this first visit is for them to feel comfortable and happy. Do your best not to over prepare your child for their first trip to the dentist. Often times this creates unnecessary worry. The more relaxed you are when preparing for the dentist, kids often follow suit.
Call our office to find out how you can achieve your whitest smile.
Schedule Your Appointment for Pediatric Dentist
At Vista Dorada, we provide a complete range of general and cosmetic dentistry services for adults and children. We offer cutting-edge technology to ensure the best dental care in a safe environment.
Our team goes above & beyond to ensure that you are happy and comfortable with our treatment. So, if you want the best treatment for dental treatment, let’s schedule your appointment today with one of our qualified specialists.
Safe and Affordable Dental Checkups
Did you know it’s a must to have a dental check after every 6 months? The time can vary depending on the health of your teeth and gums. If you are looking for a safe, comfortable, and convenient place for dental checkups, Vista Dorada is here to help with their team of qualified dental specialists.
Kind words from our patients
“AMAZING staff who are very professional, educated and caring! The office is always spotless, the front office staff is extremely nice and the dental hygienist and dentist are top notch! Couldn’t be more pleased.”
“Another great experience at Vista Dorado Dental! Everyone is kind and welcoming. Jenna is a great addition to the team.”
You can use a toothbrush with soft bristles to remove plaque bacteria which even leads to decay and cause further damage. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush that has a small head is perfect for kids. It’s recommended to use the toothbrush before bed every day.
To prevent different dental issues, your child should see a dentist when his first tooth appears or in case, he experiences any irritation or damage to the teeth.
It’s recommended to take your children to the dentist after six months as it will help prevent cavities and different dental issues.
It’s better to use fluoridated toothpaste when your child is two years of age. Before that, you can clean his teeth with water and a toothbrush with soft bristles.