Your Bellevue Kids Dentist

The Eastside Dentist Families Rely On!

Tooth decay isn’t just for adults.  Over 43% of kids between the ages of 2 and 19 have experienced tooth decay to their primary and permanent teeth! At Gilbert Dental we’ve provided comfort dentistry for all generations. And Bellevue area parents have relied on us to protect their toddlers, tweens and teens teeth. They know that they can rely on us to give their kids the best dental care, while making each visit a positive dental experience. Parents can protect their children’s teeth, both baby teeth and permanent ones, by calling the office or using the online tool to schedule appointments with Dr. Gilbert.

A fun a comfortable experience for kids

We offer our young guests a full range of kids dental care. With a heavy emphasis on preventative dental care, we’ll make sure that your children always have a positive dental experience, and we’ll help them develop the groundwork to maintain a lifetime of healthy oral hygiene.

Having a good dental experience always makes a lasting impression!

Here are some of our kids dental services:

Dental Exams
Teeth Cleanings

Dental Sealants
Fillings
Dental Emergencies

Sports Mouth Guards
Fluoride Treatments

Your Kids Deserve a Positive Dental Experience!

Kids Dental FAQ

What is a pediatric dentist?

A pediatric dentist has specific experience and training working with children. Dr. Gilbert provides his dental services to people of all ages, including children and babies. As a family dentist, he can serve as a pediatric dentist for children while also providing dental care to parents, so the entire family receives care from the same location.

When should a child first see the dentist?

Parents should care for their children’s teeth as soon as the first tooth breaks through your baby’s gums. Dr. Gilbert recommends you make the first dental visit before your baby’s first birthday. After that, your children should visit the dentist every six months.

What can parents do to prevent tooth decay in their children?

Visiting the dentist is helpful in preventing tooth decay, but parents need to take steps at home as well. These include:

  • Flush your baby’s mouth with water after feeding, especially at night
  • Weaning a baby around age 1 reduces the risk of decay and infection
  • Brush your baby’s teeth as soon as they erupt through the gums
  • Monitor brushing even after your child can do it independently
  • Limit the amount of sugar your children eat and drink

Dr. Gilbert focuses on educating patients and teaches parents several steps they can take to protect their children’s teeth.

What is baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay is a serious form of decay that develops when your infant’s teeth are exposed to liquids that contain sugar for long periods of time, including formula, milk, and breast milk. It often occurs when babies go to bed with a bottle that contains something other than water. Proper oral hygiene, including wiping out your baby’s mouth with a washcloth or gauze pad, helps prevent this serious problem.

How can parents help children who fear the dentist?

Many children fear the dentist. The noise of the equipment and other unusual sounds, and even the lighting, can cause fear. Dr. Gilbert and his staff work to calm your child’s fear through a warm, inviting atmosphere in the office. Children can watch videos during their treatment or ask for a visit from the office’s therapy dog to help put them more at ease.

Testimonials

  • My 11 yr old niece also sees him ( she also has a difficult time with dentists) when his posting says “comfort dentistry” they’re NOT kidding! They listen to your needs and do whatever they can to accommodate that. There are now 3 generations who’ve seen him.

    Chris Macri
  • My family has seen him for 19 years. Dr. Gilbert came in on a Sunday morning to fix my son’s front teeth which were chipped due to a slip. Excellent work and excellent interactions with my son.

    Nicole Steinbok