Pediatric Dentistry in Montebello, California

Creating Healthy Smiles for Children in Whittier, Pico Rivera, Commerce, and East Los Angeles

A child's early dental experiences can shape their attitude towards oral health for a lifetime. Greenwood Dental’s pediatric dentistry services are designed to create a friendly, fun, and comfortable environment where children feel at ease. Our goal is not only to address immediate dental needs but also to instill good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime and keep kids excited to go to the dentist.

We recognize that each child is unique, and we are committed to providing personalized care that meets their individual requirements. Whether it's their first visit to the dentist, a routine check-up, or a specific treatment, we take the time to explain procedures in a way that's easy for both kids and parents to understand. Our office is designed to be a welcoming space where children can feel comfortable and where parents can feel confident in the care their child is receiving.

It’s Never Too Early to Start Going to the Dentist

Our dentists recommend scheduling your child’s first visit to our office when they are about one year old. This early introduction to dental care helps us establish healthy hygiene habits that can last a lifetime.

By bringing your child to our dental office every six months for a regular exam and cleaning, we can give them consistent and thorough care. During these visits, our friendly dentist and dental team will gently clean your child’s teeth and check for any signs of dental problems like misalignment and tooth decay. 

The benefits of early dental care include: 

  • Tooth decay prevention: Regular dental check-ups allow us to identify and address any early signs of tooth decay, preventing small issues from becoming more significant problems.
  • Healthy oral hygiene habits: Early visits help children learn the importance of brushing, flossing, and maintaining good oral hygiene from a young age.
  • Positive dental experiences: Familiarity with the dental office and staff can help reduce anxiety and build a positive attitude towards dental care.
  • Early detection of dental issues: Consistent dental visits enable the early detection of potential orthodontic issues, ensuring timely intervention.
  • Education for parents: Our team provides valuable guidance and information for parents on how to care for their child's teeth and promote good oral health practices at home.
  • Improved overall health: Maintaining good dental health contributes to better overall health, as oral health is known to be connected to general well-being.

By starting dental care early, you set your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. 

How We Help Our Young Patients Feel Comfortable

Building a positive and trusting relationship between your child and our dentists is an essential part of our pediatric dentistry services. We take the time to walk our young patients through the entire treatment process and encourage questions so that both you and your child fully understand what to expect during each visit.

Our office environment incorporates colorful decorations and engaging activities to make children feel at home. We know that the first dental experiences are crucial in setting the tone for future dental care, so we try to make each visit enjoyable and stress-free. By creating a warm and supportive atmosphere, we help your child associate dental visits with positive experiences. 

Make dental care a part of your child’s life – call our Montebello pediatric dentists at (323) 471-0504 today to request a free consultation!

Top-Rated Dental Office

We Are Trusted by Our Customers for More Than 35 Years! Check Our Reviews on Yelp and Google!
  • 450 5-Star Reviews on Yelp
  • 90 5.0 Stars on Google
  • 20,000 Patients Treated

What Makes Pediatric Dentistry Different?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field that requires specific training and qualifications. Dentists who wish to specialize in pediatric dentistry must first complete dental school to earn their Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Afterward, they undergo additional training through a residency program in pediatric dentistry, which typically lasts two to three years. During this residency, they gain hands-on experience in child psychology, growth and development, managing dental trauma in children, and treating those with special healthcare requirements. This specialized training equips pediatric dentists with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive dental care tailored specifically for children.

Children require different kinds of dental care compared to adults due to the unique nature of their developing teeth, gums, and oral structures. For example, baby teeth, or primary teeth, play a critical role in maintaining space for the proper alignment of permanent teeth. Pediatric dentists are trained to monitor this development closely and can provide necessary interventions to promote healthy growth. Additionally, young patients are more prone to dental issues like early childhood caries, often called baby bottle tooth decay. Pediatric dentists also focus on educating children and their parents on proper oral hygiene habits to prevent future dental problems. The ability to effectively communicate with children and make them feel comfortable is a crucial aspect of pediatric dentistry, ensuring that young patients have positive experiences that set the foundation for good oral health throughout their lives.

Ready to meet our specially trained pediatric dental care professionals? Call Greenwood Dental at (323) 471-0504 or reach out to us online today!

5-Star Testimonials

Hear From Our Happy Patients

  • "I highly recommend you come check them out. You won’t be disappointed, you’ll thank me later."
    Celia C.
  • "Greenwood Dental is a fantastic place with great staff and amazing doctors. I have been coming here for two years already."
    Marat M.
  • "Dr. Delakyan is and excellent doctor. Also his assistants, Sean and Johanna and the others."
    Mariana B.

Building Good Oral Health Habits

In addition to bringing your child to our office for regular check-ups, it is important that you help your child establish good oral hygiene habits at home. Teaching your child to brush and floss their teeth daily and helping them maintain a balanced, healthy diet are crucial steps in ensuring their long-term dental health. 

Our pediatric dentists recommend: 

  • Starting early: Begin cleaning your child's gums even before their first teeth come in. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe their gums gently. Once their first tooth appears, introduce a baby toothbrush with a small smear of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Brushing twice a day: Encourage your child to brush their teeth twice a day—once in the morning and once before bedtime. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Make it a fun activity by playing their favorite song while they brush.
  • Flossing daily: As soon as your child has two teeth that touch, start flossing them daily. Use kid-friendly flossers to make the process easier and more enjoyable for them.
  • Eating healthy: Promote a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while limiting sugary snacks and drinks. Water and milk are the best beverage choices to maintain healthy teeth.
  • Leading by example: Children often mimic their parents' behaviors. Brush and floss your teeth together to demonstrate the importance of good oral hygiene.
  • Scheduling regular trips to the dentist: Schedule dental check-ups every six months to ensure that any potential issues are caught early and that your child's teeth are developing properly.
  • Practicing positive reinforcement: Praise your child for their efforts in maintaining good oral hygiene. Consider using a reward system, like stickers or a small treat, to motivate them to keep up with their dental care routine.
  • Teaching your child about their teeth: Teach your child about the importance of oral health in an age-appropriate way. Use books, videos, or fun educational games to help them understand why taking care of their teeth is important.

If you have any questions or need further guidance, our team at Greenwood Dental is always here to support you and your child in their oral health journey.

Caring for your child’s smile is simple – just call Greenwood Dental’s Montebello office at (323) 471-0504 for expert care and guidance!

Check Out Dr. Delakyan's Instagram Page

Join us on Instagram for healthy smile tips and more!