R. Lobato & Associates - Summerlin, Las Vegas

Child’s First Appointment in Summerlin, Las Vegas

When children visit a dental office for the first time, it lays the foundation for oral health that will last a lifetime.
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A lifetime of smiles starts with a good foundation

Give your kids a great start building good oral hygiene habits and monitor their progress as they grow into their beautiful smiles. We understand how challenging and rewarding family care can be and kids need extra special consideration. Having a healthy smile is such an important part of childhood, let’s get them started on the right path with guidance that’s personalized for their needs.

Getting ready for your first appointment

Feel free to talk to your child about the upcoming trip to the dentist. The main purpose of your child’s first visit is to relax, have some fun, and start building a positive relationship with the dentist. Sometimes, not knowing what to expect can make people feel a little nervous. Here’s what your child can expect during their first appointment:

Talk and Listen

We will talk to you and your child, explain what we’re going to do and why and familiarize your child with some of the tools we use. We speak in kid-friendly language and explain any lingo so they can feel as comfortable and assured as possible. See! We’re not so scary after all.

Gently Examine

We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth and overall health. Our exam will uncover any areas of concern or tricky spots that may need some extra attention at home. We will provide you with personalized guidance and make a note to pay special attention to those spots during the next appointment.

Educate

We might ask your child to show us how they brush their teeth and then give them gentle instructions on how to improve brushing their teeth at home. We would love to answer any questions you or your child have about dental health.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your child will start to cut their first teeth at around 6 months. It is recommended that children visit the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. If you suspect something might be wrong or your child might be experiencing discomfort or pain, please book an appointment as soon as possible. It’s never too late for a child to have their first dental appointment.
Baby teeth are no less important than adult teeth. Parents should understand that baby teeth do so much more than hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth. Children’s teeth can permanently affect how their face appears, how they smile and how often they smile. Children who are free to develop confidence and smile big in their early years tend to hang on to those habits. Dental pain, even mild pain that children learn to normalize, will have a lasting negative impact on children’s eating habits including how they chew, what kind of food they prefer and how much food they eat.
The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.
After your first appointment, your child should come to the dentist as frequently as you do. We recommend a checkup and cleaning every 6 months unless otherwise specified. If your child has a tooth or jaw ache if you notice them rubbing or nursing their jaw a lot or if you notice them avoiding hard or cold foods please book an appointment sooner.
Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health sugars, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of a much more serious problem.

What our clients have to say

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    Alyssa Conway
    2 weeks ago
    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
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    Patti Beck
    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
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    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
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    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
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    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
    More
    Alyssa Conway
    2 weeks ago
    I had a great experience with Dr. Truong and the entire staff during my new patient and filling appointments. Everyone is so kind, and the staff works together as a team. Dr. Truong and Kris, the hygienist, were thorough and great listeners. During my filling appointment I had painless numbing injections done by Dr. Truong, and he worked quickly while being so precise. I would recommend Dr. Lobato & Associates to anyone!
    More
    Patti Beck
    1 month ago
    Simply the best!! I've been a patient of Dr Lobato for many years and recently had some major dental work done and want to say what a great job! My teeth look fabulous and I highly recommend this dentist to anyone needing dental work-whether minor or extensive. Very professional, thorough and caring with his patients.
    More
    boyzie milner
    2 months ago
    I have been with doctor Lobato for over 20 years, BEFORE that time l went thru 3 dentist, before l met him. A few years ago they changed my plan and l had to change to another dentist. Which was a very miserable time for my teeth. I finally got the opportunity to change my health and Dr. Lobato was one of the first doctors l went back to. Now once again my teeth 😬 and my dental health is perfect again. Not only is he great so is his staff.
    More
    Danielle Miller
    4 months ago
    I absolutely love Dr. Lobato’s office! The front desk staff are always so sweet and friendly and I have the best hygienist that I’ve ever had. Dr. Lobato is also amazing. He always takes the time to talk to you and explains everything in terms that anyone can understand. I’m so glad I found their office. I actually look forward to going to the dentist’s office now! They’re the best!
    More
    Rachelle Smerz
    6 months ago
    Dr. Robin Lobato is the coolest most fun & professional dentist I’ve ever had!! It’s never been my favorite chair to land in , but he and his very courteous staff have made me feel my most comfortable when having to visit them! My hygienist Chris is so very kind and gentle . Jen & Shawna are superb dental assistants to Doc and caring in their own ways. Tiffany is always a pleasure to see and loves ‘cashing us out ‘ as my husband says 😉 I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Lobato & his staff👍
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