The Different Needs for Dental Sealants

We encourage your child to practice daily habits of brushing and flossing so that they can have effective oral health. We understand, though, that some kids have a hard time keeping their teeth clean even when they practice these habits because they have back teeth that easily accumulate plaque and food particles. Dr. Trace Lund and Dr. Kevin Markham can... read more »

Beware a Sensitive Chipped Tooth

When tooth enamel is chipped, the size and significance of the area can cause a variety of symptoms. Some small chips won’t cause any immediate pain, yet they are at increased risk of suffering from a future cavity. Some modest chips and minor dental fractures cause sensitivity when consuming something hot, cold, sweet, or acidic. This is often a sign... 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 »

Tips on How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Have ever heard of baby bottle tooth decay? Although it is simply tooth decay in children, it is aptly named this because of the prevalence of baby bottles in the creation of oral health failure in children, which is so often linked to sugary products and drinks individuals use in their child’s baby bottles. To better care for your child’s... read more »

Tooth Decay and Your Child’s Oral Health: What You Should Know

You might have heard that you should brush and floss your teeth pearly whites regularly if you’d like to avoid tooth decay. However, would you be surprised to hear that children could actually be more susceptible to cavities? In fact, nearly 42% of children between two and eleven years have tooth decay. Furthermore, about 28% of children between two and... read more »

What You Should Know About Your Children’s Oral Health

Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your kids enjoy healthy smiles for a... read more »

Teaching Your Children How to Care for Their Teeth

As children come of age, we teach them how to write, how to swim, and how to drive. Long before any of those tasks become relevant, though, it is important to teach our children how to care for their teeth. Before children can even talk or walk, teeth begin to appear above the surface of the gums. It’s important we... read more »

The Best and Worst Halloween Treats for Your “Fangs”

Your teeth are strong and reliable, but sometimes sugar can attack and harm your smile, which is why Halloween can be such a scary time for your teeth and gums. However, there are ways you can take care of your smile, try to prevent tooth decay, and enjoy your Halloween all at the same time. To help you do so,... read more »

How To Prevent Early Childhood Caries

Baby teeth are very important for your child’s dental health. They not only help your child chew, speak, and smile, but act as a placeholder for permanent teeth. When early childhood caries develop (also known as baby bottle tooth decay), then your child’s current and future dental health is affected. Causes Of Early Childhood Caries There are three major causes... read more »