Come visit our state-of-the art childen’s dental practice, conveniently located in East Vancouver. With our friendly Pediatric Dentist, experienced hygienists, convenient hours (including weekends) and plenty of free parking, we are perfect for any family!
Choosing your Children’s Dentist
Dr. Shakiba is natural choice to be your children’s dentist. He loves working with children, and helping them learn to care for their teeth and gums. He is gentle, friendly, and approachable, putting kids at ease. His staff is specially trained in pediatric dentistry, and are exceptional with children and families. We offer regular checkups and cleanings and preventive procedures such as sealants and fluoride treatments for all the children in your life. We provide our young patients with education about brushing and flossing, as well as proper eating habits, and of course we always answer any questions you or your child may have. Using a family dentist also provides continuity of care as your child grows and matures beyond the need for pediatric care.
Your child’s first visit to the Dentist
The first “regular” dental visit should be just after your child turns three. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We will evaluate the baby teeth, and will look for any issues with tooth development or jaw alignment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. You may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and your dentist.
We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums). We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.
What should I tell my child about the first dental visit?
We are asked this question many times. We suggest you prepare your child the same way you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store.
A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Our office makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel.