Having Fun at the Dentist’s Office

We know what it’s like to have a little one squirming at the dentist’s office. Trust us, we’ve been there, in our personal lives with our own children and in our professional lives. Here are a few recommendations you can use to make your appointment to our office a little easier, for you and for your child. First, and perhaps... read more »

My Baby Grinds Their Teeth. What Should I Do?

Teeth grinding habits in children is not uncommon. In fact, studies show that about 30 percent of children clench their jaw and grind their teeth. So, if your child grinds their teeth at night or during the day, you’re not alone. Dr. Trace M. Lund will be happy to ease your concerns by telling you a little more about baby... read more »

It Takes Several Years for Primary Teeth to Be Replaced

During the first two to three years of life, your child’s 20 primary teeth will emerge from the gums. This will provide them with the ability to bite, chew and grind most early foods. As they grow and their jaw structure expands, these primary teeth will gradually start to come loose and fall out. By early to mid-adolescence, your son... read more »

Tips on How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Have ever heard of baby bottle tooth decay? Although it is simply tooth decay in children, it is aptly named this because of the prevalence of baby bottles in the creation of oral health failure in children, which is so often linked to sugary products and drinks individuals use in their child’s baby bottles. To better care for your child’s... read more »

What You Should Know About Your Children’s Oral Health

Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your kids enjoy healthy smiles for a... 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 »

Learning About Your Children’s Baby Teeth

It’s an exciting time when your child begins growing teeth and learning to eat regular foods. However, many parents do not know when to bring their child to the dentist for the first time. According to the American Dental Association, also known as the ADA, once a child receives there first tooth is the perfect time to bring them in... read more »

Helping Your Child Get through Teething

Teething isn’t an enjoyable process for a parent, especially when they’re unsure of how to help their baby get through it. Well, good news parents! Today we are going to give you some helpful ways you can help your baby get through the teething process. 1. Over-the-counter medications Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help soothe your upset teething baby. Try and... read more »

Tooth Disposing Traditions From Around The World

In America, Britain, and Canada, kids believe that the tooth fairy is the one who takes their baby teeth from beneath pillows and puts a quarter in its place. This myth is actually a very young one, originating in America at the turn of the 20th century. Learn about the traditions for teeth disposing we had before then, some of... read more »

How To Prevent Early Childhood Caries

Baby teeth are very important for your child’s dental health. They not only help your child chew, speak, and smile, but act as a placeholder for permanent teeth. When early childhood caries develop (also known as baby bottle tooth decay), then your child’s current and future dental health is affected. Causes Of Early Childhood Caries There are three major causes... read more »