Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Dentistry for Kids in Lakewood, CA

Everyone deserves a smile they feel proud to call their own, and at Lakewood Dental Arts, our mission is to help our patients achieve one. As a leading dental & orthodontic practice serving Lakewood and the surrounding areas, we're proud to offer a wide range of treatments to our patients ranging from regular preventive dentistry to convenient orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. We strive to take a long-term approach to achieving a healthy smile at our practice, and the best way to achieve that smile is by starting early on.

Our Commitment to Building Positive Experiences

Anxiety surrounding the dentist's office is common in kids, but it doesn't have to be that way. More often than not, children develop fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist because they didn't get a positive first impression – and that attitude can continue well into adulthood. Children with fear surrounding the dentist are less likely to cooperate during appointments, and they're even less likely to visit the dentist when their older. Just like any stranger, a bad first impression can create a lasting sense of distrust, and the effect is only amplified with children.

At Lakewood Dental Arts, we are committed to creating a different experience for our patients. We know the importance of that first appointment with new patients, and we work hard to make sure that every child has a wonderful experience during their first visit with us and every visit after. Our doctors and staff members have years of experience working with children, and we know what it takes to create a warm, welcoming environment and keep kids feeling comfortable throughout their visit. We talk with children in a way that makes them feel equal, and we encourage kids to ask as many questions as they like to ensure they always understand what's going on. We know the importance of creating a strong, trusting relationship between patients and pediatric dentists – and that's what we aim to do for every patient that walks through our doors.

A Focus on Long Term Oral Health

During your child's earliest dental appointments, we may not do much in the way of treatment – after all, the teeth are still in the early stages of development. That said, our practice focuses on long-term oral health, and we can use these early appointments as an opportunity to plan for the future. We can plan preventive care to help prevent cavities or dental decay from forming, and we can also provide orthodontic treatment to help the teeth and jaw develop in the healthiest way possible. Through it all, we carefully customize treatment plans to perfectly suit your child's unique needs and help them achieve the best possible smile. All of our treatment is focused on maximizing your child's dental health, and from their very first appointment with us, we strive to achieve a number of dental health goals through our comprehensive pediatric dental care:

  • Prevent dental problems before they happen
  • Maintain strong oral hygiene
  • Minimize the need for future dental treatments
  • Create a perfect, healthy smile

With these goals guiding all of our dental treatment plans, we'll work with you to ensure your child has everything they need to develop a beautiful, healthy smile – and to maintain that smile for a lifetime.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Lakewood Kids Dentist

Pediatric dental treatment is vital to ensuring good dental health over a lifetime, and if you're ready to take the first step to helping your child achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile, we would love to help. Contact us today to learn more about our Lakewood pediatric dental practice or to schedule an appointment for your child. We'll take the time to talk with you, answer any questions you may have, and design a comprehensive treatment plan that helps your child achieve a gorgeous smile in the long term. We can't wait to hear from you!