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What Is Teething?

Teething is an important milestone for babies and toddlers as they grow their first teeth. As a parent, this phase can be challenging because you may feel distressed seeing your children in discomfort. It is important for you to understand what happens in a child’s mouth during this phase so that you can be prepared

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The Importance of Tongue Cleaning for Children

Good oral hygiene is vital for both our children and adults. It’s important to develop good dental habits early on, like brushing twice a day and flossing regularly. But there’s one step that often gets overlooked: tongue cleaning. While it may sound strange at first, tongue cleaning can be an important part of your child’s

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Which Foods Are Good and Bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

As parents, our goal is to maintain good health for our children, encompassing physical, mental, and dental health. We teach them essential habits like brushing and flossing to promote healthy teeth. Apart from oral hygiene, their diet has a significant impact on dental health. Certain foods and beverages can cause cavities, while others can help

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young girl gets sedated with gas at dentist

Dental Sedation for Children

Going to the dentist can be a daunting experience for children, especially those who are overly anxious or afraid. Dental sedation can help provide a more comfortable experience for young patients by helping them relax and reducing pain and discomfort. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about dental sedation for

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How to Help a Child Brush Their Teeth

Brushing our children’s teeth can often be a challenge. If your little one is refusing to brush their pearls, then it may feel like you are in for an uphill battle every morning and night. So how do we get our kids to understand the importance of dental hygiene and handle that toothbrush with enthusiasm?

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What Are Cavities?

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are small holes in your teeth caused by the breakdown of enamel – the hard outer layer of your pearly whites. Plaque is a sticky film composed of bacteria that regularly appear on our teeth and produces acids when we eat or drink foods containing sugar. The acidity corrodes

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teen boy struggles with a wisdom tooth pain

Wisdom Teeth Removal for Teenagers

What Are Wisdom Teeth? Definition and Age Range By the time they turn 13, children should have gained a total of 28 permanent adult teeth. On top of that, four more wisdom teeth may join in too! Typically this happens between 17 and 21 years old for young adults or teens; some even get their

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Here’s What You Need to Understand About Bruxism

Do you ever notice your child clenching or grinding their teeth, especially while they’re asleep? If so, they could be experiencing bruxism. Bruxism is a common disorder that affects the jaw and facial muscles – specifically due to excessive clenching of the teeth. It can cause significant discomfort and even lead to long-term damage if

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Why Is It Necessary for Kids to Have Dental Care?

Dental care is an important part of your child’s overall health and development. At Timpanogos Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to providing preventive oral care and helping children develop positive dental hygiene habits. Good oral health is important for your child’s overall health and well-being, and we are here to help you ensure that your

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The Importance of Brushing Baby Teeth

It may seem trivial to brush your baby’s teeth since they are only temporary, however, establishing a proper dental care routine from an early age is essential for good oral hygiene in the long run. Not to mention it helps prevent potentially dangerous conditions that can arise due to poor dental practice. Here at Timpanogos

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