Point Loma Comprehensive Dental Family Dentistry
Family dentistry is a type of dental care that focuses on providing dental services to patients of all ages. As a San Diego Family Dentist, Dr. De Rosier has decades of experience treating patients of all ages and providing a wide range of dental services, including preventive care, restorative care, cosmetic dental procedures, and TMJ treatment.
We believe that preventive care is the key to good oral health. We are committed to knowing as much as possible about you, which is why we begin every new relationship with a comprehensive exam. After the examination, we discuss our findings and develop a plan together.
We offer all forms of restorative dentistry using the finest materials and latest techniques. If you need to see a dental specialist, you can be assured that we have a carefully selected group of dental specialists to help us help you.
When should a child go to the dentist for the first time?
Dr. De Rosier recommends having your child in for an initial examination by age one or when their first tooth erupts. This is a get-acquainted exam and a chance for Dr. De Rosier to do a visual examination of your child to determine the growth and development of the teeth and arch. He can also evaluate any visual decay or tooth damage.
We believe that a gradual introduction to the dentist – when there are no problems – helps your child have a positive view toward future appointments with Dr. De Rosier and his staff. We recommend that your child visit Point Loma Comprehensive Dental every six months after the initial visit. As your child grows, we will continue to monitor their development to make sure they are as healthy as possible.
Why should you choose Point Loma Comprehensive Dental as your family dentist?
We are a family-focused dental care provider in San Diego that makes sure kids have fun here so they beg you to bring them back! Again, prevention is the key: Dr. De Rosier and his hygienist promote cavity prevention by prescribing fluoride when needed, applying dental sealants to prevent decay, and watching for early signs of growth issues to promote healthy, functional teeth, jaws and airways (refer to our Sleep Apnea section to see why the airway is important). Our comprehensive patient-centered approach to dentistry is what makes us different.
Helpful Tips: How to prepare your child for their first dental visit
Many of our families often ask the question, “How do I prepare my child for their first dental visit?” Preparing your child for their first dental visit or cleaning will help ease any feelings of anxiety or fears they may have about going to the dentist. Here are a few helpful steps to prepare your child for their first trip to the dentist:
- Start early: Begin talking to your child about the dentist and the importance of good oral health as soon as their first tooth erupts. This can help them become more familiar with the concept of visiting the dentist.
- Use positive language: When talking to your child about the dentist, use positive and age-appropriate language. Avoid using words or phrases that may frighten your child, such as “hurt” or “needle.” Instead, focus on the benefits of visiting the dentist.
- Show them what to expect: You can show your child pictures or videos of a dental office and the equipment that the dentist may use. This helps them understand what to expect during the visit.
- Visit the dentist together: If possible, schedule your child’s first dental visit at the same time as your own appointment. This allows you to be with your child during the visit and to provide them with support and reassurance.
After the dental visit, talk to your child about their experience and address any concerns or questions they may have. This can help reinforce the importance of good oral health and can encourage them to continue visiting the dentist regularly.