As a child is growing, it is very important to maintain good dental hygiene in order to stay happy and healthy. We recommend that children should see the dentist twice a year, starting from age one. Dental hygiene is important for children with baby teeth, just as it is for those with their adult teeth. In fact, a child that has a cavity in a baby tooth is three times more likely to develop a cavity in the adult tooth. There is still much we do not fully understand in the field of dental health, but we are learning more and more just how large of a role dental health plays in the overall health of the human body.
Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham recommend visiting for a regular dental cleaning at least every six months. During these routine visits, our dental team will perform a complete dental examination and professional cleaning. Even with exemplary dental hygiene habits, it is still possible to have cavities and damage to your teeth and gums. Dental health is affected by a variety of factors such as hygiene habits, diet, lifestyle, and genetics. Also, even with regular toothbrushing and flossing, it is not possible to remove all the plaque and tartar buildup that our trained professionals will gently clean during your dental hygiene appointment.
To schedule your child for a professional teeth cleaning in Provo, Utah, please call our office today and we will be happy to set up an appointment.