Dentists who provide specialized pediatric care are trained to identify and treat a number of dental issues particular to young children, and relieve the anxiety many children feel about visiting the dentist’s office. As a child’s jaws, gums, and teeth grow, developmental problems carrying long-term health consequences can arise. When these conditions are caught early by dentists trained to spot them, treatment to correct them is highly successful. Pediatric dentistry also covers advanced procedures, such as cases that require root canals on permanent teeth that haven’t fully formed.
However, most children are treated by a general/family dentist as all dentists are qualified to provide the basic care they need, and working with a dentist with whom you’ve already established a relationship can be a great benefit for your children as your dentist will be familiar with your particular gum and teeth condition and can anticipate issues your children might inherit.
Infinite Dental Wellness seeks to offer the best of both these options with experienced and friendly family dentists educated in caring for patients at every stage of life.
The commitment to kids doesn’t end outside the office; since opening the doors of Infinite Dental Wellness in 2010, Dr. Kiraj and Dr. Muradyan have actively supported a number of community institutions dedicated to creating opportunities for young people, including the La Cañada High School Girls Choir, the Armenian General Athletic Union, and Scouting groups for boys and girls.
Dental checkups for children should begin no later than the first birthday or within six months of the first tooth surfacing. Preventing the advancement of “baby bottle” decay, teething complications, and misalignment due to thumb-sucking and forming a strong foundation for lifelong oral health are essential in helping your little ones become the healthiest, happiest children they can be.