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 »

Dental Sealants: Defending Against Decay

Brushing and flossing daily is imperative for gaining and upholding ideal oral health. However, even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. That’s where dental sealants come in! Dental sealant is a... Read more »

How to Keep Your Child From Sucking Their Thumb

Did you know that the thumbsucking habit can easily destroy your child’s smile? Well, it’s true! Thumbsucking can harm your child’s smile by altering the growth of the mouth and the alignment of teeth, and our Provo Pediatric Dentistry team asks that you do all you can do keep your... Read more »