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 you can do to prevent it in your child. Tooth... 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. If your child continues to suck their thumb after their... 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 child’s fault. Teeth whitening treatments from Provo Pediatric Dentistry are... 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. 2. Be gentle as you brush. Use just enough pressure... 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 thin coating of resin that is painted onto the chewing... 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 child from the habit. To help you do so, we... read more »

Pediatric Dental Emergencies: 5 Things To Do

If you aren’t sure what to do if your child experiences a dental emergency, we are here to help you! Dental emergencies can be frightening and nerve-wracking, but all you need to do is stay calm, sooth your child, call 801-373-4200 and schedule an emergency appointment with Dr. Trace M. Lund, and do the following things: · For a knocked-out... read more »

The Connection Between Tongue Piercing and Your Oral Health

Whether you believe it or not, tongue piercings can affect your oral health more than you might realize. There are many complications that can occur, including: Chipped teeth If you have a tongue piercing, it is highly likely that you will fracture your teeth. Many people tend to chip their teeth on their oral jewelry when they eat, sleep, talk,... read more »

Care and Cleaning Tips for your New Custom Mouth Guard

The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates that nearly three million teeth are knocked out or damaged in people under the age of 18 every year. One of the primary causes of these injuries includes contact sports and other athletic activities. In many instances this could have been prevented if the young athlete was wearing a custom mouth guard. Your... read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips That Will Help Your Child Care for Their Smile

As your child grows up, it’s important to teach them the tools and lessons they need to have a successful and healthy life, and one of those things is oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is extremely important if you want your child to have the best oral health possible, and you can start teaching your child how to care for their... read more »