Benefits of Early Pediatric Dental Treatment

At Blooming Smiles, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve a smile they're truly proud to show off. We're proud to offer both orthodontic treatment for all ages and pediatric dental treatment to children throughout the Northridge and Woodland Hills areas – and often, pediatric dental care is vital to helping a child develop a beautiful, lifelong smile.

When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

Many parents aren't sure when to start pediatric dental treatment for their children – and it may be earlier than you think! In keeping with the American Dental Association, we ask parents to bring their children in for an initial dental appointment at age 1. While we likely won't need to perform any treatments at this age, starting this early allows us to monitor your child's dental development and step in before any problems get serious.

Why Would My Child Need Early Pediatric Dental Care?

Children may require early dental care for a wide variety of reasons, and performing these treatments can have lasting benefits. A few of the most important benefits of early dental care include:

  • A Straighter Smile: When children are young, their upper jaws aren't solidified. This means that if they suffer from crowding or other orthodontic conditions, we can use a device called a palatal expander to gently widen the upper jaw and create more space in dental arch, allowing for a healthier smile later on.
  • Healthy Dental Development: The baby teeth are vital to the dental development of your child, and they're also important for proper speech, breathing, and chewing habits. Early dental care helps to protect baby teeth, producing a healthier smile in the long-term.
  • Better Habits: Seeing the dentist regularly and maintaining strong oral hygiene early in life help to build strong habits around dental health. These habits will last long into your child's lifetime, improving their smile for years to come!

Schedule an Appointment with Your Woodland Hills, CA Kids Dentist

Pediatric dental care is vital to developing a healthy smile – and we're proud to also offer orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Contact us today with any questions you have about treatment, and don't hesitate to request an appointment online at our Woodland Hills or Northridge, CA office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope to see you back at our blog for more tips on oral health!

Northridge
Pediatric Dentistry

19240 Nordhoff St.
Northridge
CA 91324
818-727-1800
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Northridge
Orthodontics

19240 Nordhoff St.
Northridge
CA 91324
818-727-1800
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Woodland Hills
Pediatric Dentistry

20968 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills
CA 91364
818-727-1800
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Woodland Hills
Orthodontics

20968 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills
CA 91364
818-727-1800
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 9AM-2PM
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