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Why People 🧡 Desert Dentist

Justine C.
This place is wonderful. The staff are very nice and welcoming. The Dr's are very nice and are excited to get your teeth cleaned and smile ready. Desert Dentist helped get my teeth back into shape when they were at its worst. I really, really love this place. 😁
Maria G.
My visit at Desert Dental! Was great very Nice people! I greatly appreciate the work and looking forward my next visit ! Thanks everyone
Henry M.
I just had my first cleaning at Desert Dental and was very impressed! The office was clean & professional, and followed good protocol for Covid prevention.
Brittney W.
This office has been professional and friendly from the first conversation up to my appointment. Highly recommend will be changing my current dentist from now on. Staff are amazing thank you.
Savannah M.
My whole family and I attend this place. We love it here. Highly recommend this place for all your dental needs.
Justice R.
Despite being late roughly 20 minuets to my appointment they were still very kind and friendly throughout the entire interaction. Great environment and very informative of your needs. Highly recommend.
First time visiting Desert Dentist & I was very pleased with my experience. The girls in the front desk were very welcoming and so was the whole staff. I’m so happy I found a such a great dentist office!
Ruderic G.
Every staff greeted customers warmly and friendly. In fact, one staff offered coffee or hot water due to stormy/colder weather condition today. I and my son felt relaxed inside the clinic. Amazing experienced…..Thank you.👍
Amanda N.
Very good experience! I didn’t have to wait a long time. There was no delays in my appointment. Everyone was friendly and helpful. This place is very on top of reminding you when your appointment is coming up. Highly recommend!
Lacey P.
Best freaking Dr./staff ever! So friendly and welcoming and Dr. Is so gentle and cares about you! I'll never go to another dentist again I usually don't go to dentist it's been yrs so glad I found them!
Saralyn H.
I have been so impressed with the level of care I have received at this office. Every staff member is friendly, helpful and accommodating. The dental work I’ve had done has been as painless as possible. I cannot recommend them enough.

Providing Compassionate Dental Care for Your Little Ones

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Why Regular Dental Visits are Vital for Your Child

Complete Checkups

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Fluoride Treatments

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Children's Urgent Care

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Meet Your Friendly Smile Experts

Dr. Eugenie Kim

Dr. Eugenie Kim

Whether you are seeking dental care for yourself, your children, or anyone in your family, Desert Dentist is here to serve you. We are committed to delivering exceptional dental care with a personal touch, all while prioritizing your comfort, convenience, and overall well-being!
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Conveniently Located in the High Desert Area

With offices conveniently located in Hesperia and Apple Valley, Desert Dentist is your go-to destination for exceptional dental care in the High Desert area of San Bernardino County. We are committed to providing expert general dentistry services that cater to your needs right in your own community.

Comprehensive Family Dental Services

We offer a wide range of dental services to meet every family member's unique needs. Our experienced team is well-versed in general and preventive dentistry, emergency dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal care, and restorative treatments. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care!

Your Choice for Exceptional Family Dental Care

Convenient Scheduling

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do in a dental emergency involving my child?

In a dental emergency involving your child, it's essential to stay calm and contact our office immediately. We have experience in handling pediatric dental emergencies, and we will provide guidance over the phone and schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can rinse your child's mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to reduce any swelling.

What types of fillings do you offer for children?

At Desert Dentist, we use tooth-colored fillings for children. These fillings are made of composite resin material that matches the color of your child's natural teeth. Not only do they provide effective cavity treatment, but they also blend seamlessly with their smile, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing result.

What happens during a complete checkup for my child?

During a complete checkup, our dentist will examine your child's teeth, gums, and oral tissues. We may also take dental X-rays if necessary. This thorough evaluation helps us detect any dental issues early on and ensure your child's dental health is on track. Our friendly staff will also provide oral hygiene instructions and answer any questions you or your child may have.

What are some common dental problems in children?

Common dental problems in children include cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, dental injuries, and misaligned bites. Regular dental checkups help prevent these issues and allow for early detection and treatment if they arise.

What are dental sealants? How do they protect my child's teeth?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. They create a protective barrier that seals out bacteria and food particles, reducing the risk of cavities. Sealants are particularly effective in preventing decay in the deep grooves and crevices of molars, where toothbrush bristles may not reach effectively.

How often should children have dental checkups?

Children, like adults, generally benefit from dental checkups every six months. However, your child's dentist will evaluate their oral health and recommend the appropriate frequency based on their specific needs.

How can I help my child feel more comfortable during dental visits?

There are several ways to help your child feel more comfortable during dental visits:

  • Start early: Introduce your child to the dental office from an early age to familiarize them with the environment.
  • Use positive language: Speak positively about dental visits and avoid using words that may cause anxiety.
  • Read books or watch videos: Use educational materials designed for children to explain what to expect during dental visits.
  • Be a role model: Show your child that dental visits are a regular part of maintaining oral health by scheduling your own dental appointments.

Do you accept dental insurance for pediatric dental services?

Yes, we accept dental insurance for pediatric dental services. Our friendly staff will assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and help maximize your benefits. We strive to make quality pediatric dental care accessible and affordable for all families.

At what age should my child start seeing a dentist?

We recommend that you bring your child for their first dental visit within six months after their first tooth erupts, or around their first birthday, whichever comes first. Early dental visits allow us to monitor their oral health, provide guidance on oral hygiene practices, and address any concerns you may have.

At what age should children start having dental checkups?

Children should have their first dental checkup within six months after their first tooth erupts, but no later than their first birthday. Early dental visits establish a foundation for good oral health habits and allow the dentist to monitor the growth and development of your child's teeth.

Are fluoride treatments safe for my child?

Yes, fluoride treatments are safe for children. Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Our fluoride treatments are quick, painless, and highly beneficial in preventing cavities and promoting oral health. We use the appropriate fluoride concentration based on your child's age and specific dental needs.

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We want to provide you and your family with a rewarding dental care experience. Call our Hesperia Office (760) 933-9953, our Apple Valley (760) 849-1995, schedule online to set up your visit. We'll be in touch soon.