Why You Should Keep Your Child’s Smile Care up to Date

Children who struggle with chronic dental pain may not always tell you what is happening to them. But there are signs; you may notice that they appear anxious, depressed or tired, and even their teachers may not recognize their pain. More than one-half of all children aged 5-9 years have... Read more »

The Myth of the Tooth Fairy

Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many religions. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Dr. Lund, Dr. Markham, and our team at Provo Pediatric Dentistry are happy to shed some... Read more »

Dental Sealants Create a Protective Barrier on the Biting Surface of Back Teeth

Deep pits, textures and contours on the biting surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars can often trap food particles and plaque. These deeply textured areas can sometimes be very difficult to clean. In time, bacteria will start to invade the pits and fissures and will exploit the enamel, forming... Read more »

Many Factors Go into a Truly Effective Oral Hygiene Routine

According to the American Dental Association, there are many key factors that go into a truly effective oral hygiene routine. Quality products, diligent use, and thoughtful technique all play a part in maintaining good oral health. When shopping for oral hygiene products, you should only consider those that have earned... Read more »

Teething Timeline for Your Child

Teething can be uncomfortable for your child and usually leads to a few rough days for their parents. Knowing what is ahead can help us tolerate these times, and help you know what is happening. In this article you will find answers to when your child should be getting their... Read more »

The Proper Way to Brush Your Child’s Chompers

Starting the proper oral hygiene techniques at an early age will help your child understand the importance of caring for their smile each and every day. So, as a parent, it’s your job to assist in caring for your child’s teeth and gums until they are old enough to properly... Read more »

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Children need particular attention and protection during their vulnerable early years. And even though primary (baby) teeth are replaced after a few years, they are still incredibly important to a lifetime of good oral health. And just like all teeth, primary teeth are subject to tooth decay. Here is what... Read more »

Weaning Your Child off of Thumb Sucking: Some Useful Tips

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt.... Read more »

Whitening Your Child’s Teeth

Everyone likes having a bright, vibrant smile, and that includes children. Kids, particularly teens and preteens, are prone to feeling judged about their personal appearance. Having dull or yellow teeth is often seen as a sign of substandard personal hygiene, when in reality many sources of discoloration are not your... Read more »

Your Guide to Brushing and Flossing

Do you know how to properly brush and floss? If not, that’s OK! Our Provo Pediatric Dentistry team is happy to help you. Here are your brushing and flossing instructions: How to brush: 1. Place your toothbrush in your mouth so it lies at a 45-degree angle to your gums.... Read more »