Dental Anxiety and Your Child

Many kids, and for that matter, no small number of adults will experience anxiety, or even fear over a visit to the dentist’s office. While dental anxiety is not uncommon, there are steps that you can take to help your child feel more comfortable about their appointment. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should not be because he has... read more »

Dental Sealants for Your Child’s Teeth

At Provo Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to making sure that your child has a healthy, bright smile that will last them for a lifetime. Of course, the best way you can help make sure that your child’s teeth will remain in great shape is to ensure that they brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and... read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Teething

Teething is a natural a process as having teeth themselves is. Teeth tend to break the surface of the gums at a certain age, typically beginning around 6 months of age. However, the process can often be painful and cause discomfort in children, particularly infants. This process is known as teething. Some common techniques to help treat teething includes toys... read more »

The Fundamentals of Children’s Tooth Brushing

Brushing your child’s teeth daily is essential for a strong smile. For a list of guidelines concerning brushing for kids, consider the following: - Your child should eat healthy, balanced diet. - Don’t share toothbrushes . Doing so can pass bacteria from you to your child and put them at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. -... read more »

Pediatric Health Care Focus: Thumb Sucking

Thumb-sucking in children is an entirely natural part of growing up, but it is bad for the alignment of their teeth. Extended exposure to thumb sucking causes a child’s teeth to grow in improperly and can even hinder the growth and positions of new teeth. To ensure their future smile will be great, focus your child’s oral health care on... read more »