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 »

The Effects of Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking may not seem like a big deal, but the truth of the matter is that it can have some serious lasting effects on your kids' oral health. While thumb-sucking is fairly common and most kids outgrow it, some don't. If your kids haven't, then it's time you take their habit seriously. To illustrate why it can be a problem,... read more »

A Few Ways to Avoid Cavities

As you probably know, the holiday season typically spans from Halloween to New Years. Typically, this season is a time of fun and family. Similarly, during this season, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by more sweets than you normally might. As you can probably guess, this means you might be more vulnerable to cavities. Luckily, if you simply limit the... read more »

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 at least one cavity or filling in their smile. If... 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 light on the subject. The Tooth Fairy came to be... 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 large cavities. If your dentist, Dr. Trace M. Lund, finds... 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 the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance because it is... 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 teeth and how to recognize the signs and symptoms. In... 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 clean their own chompers. So, to help you do so,... read more »