Doctors Payam Sanjideh and Hormoz Golian at our Northridge and Woodland Hills pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practices encourage parents to bring their children in for an initial checkup early in life so they get a head start on good dental health. We firmly believe that early dental care promotes a lifetime of healthy smiles for children. Here are a few ways your child can benefit from receiving early dental treatment.
Early preventative dental treatment including regular checkups and cleanings are crucial to preventing tooth decay or cavities. While tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting millions of children each year, it is highly preventable. During a routine visit with your pediatric dentists, we get the opportunity to speak with parents about the at-home dental hygiene practices which are most effective at ensuring their children can maintain healthy teeth and gums.
When a child is treated early for a common dental problem like tooth decay, it can go far in ensuring that the problem does not become more serious. Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, infection, and even tooth loss.
When children grow up visiting their dentists regularly for routine checkups, cleanings, and necessary dental treatment, they learn to view going to the dentist as a positive experience that is reinforced with each visit. This helps ensure that when they are adults, they will not avoid getting the dental care they need, which helps ensure they can enjoy having healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives.
When a child visits their dentist regularly, the dentist has the opportunity to spot any problems that are developing with the alignment of the teeth and jaw. If such a problem is detected, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to correct the issue. Treatment with braces or other orthodontic appliances can bring the teeth and jaw into proper alignment so the child can enjoy having a healthy and attractive smile for the rest of his or her life.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for your child, please call us at our Northridge office at (818) 727-1800 or our Woodland Hills office at (818) 932-9100. We are both an orthodontic and pediatric dentistry office, so when it comes to dentistry, we look forward to providing your child with the dental care he or she needs in our friendly, comfortable office environment!