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Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

It’s no secret that electric toothbrushes are becoming increasingly popular. But are they any better than traditional manual toothbrushes? According to the American Dental Association, the answer is a resounding yes! How Electric Toothbrushes Stand Out Electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque and bacteria from teeth and gums, and they can be especially

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What Filling Material Is Best for Your Child?

When it comes to baby teeth, parents often ask us if a filling is really necessary. After all, if it’s not a permanent tooth, is there really a need to worry? Although fillings are not always the route your dentistry team might deem best, it’s still something that we can do to ensure a healthier

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How a Pediatric Dentist Handles Restless Kids

Going to see a dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone and everyone. That’s why seeing a restless child in the dentist’s chair can be disheartening, but completely normal. Dental anxiety is an uncomfortable thing, but it’s something that can be overcome. Getting your child to the dentist when they’re dealing with anxiety is

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My Child’s Teeth Are Sensitive!

Why are My Child’s Teeth Sensitive? Parents never want to see their children in pain, but tooth sensitivity is an inevitable part of your child’s teeth growing and changing. However, if you’re child is experiencing tooth sensitivity outside of the average growing pains, it could be pointing to a more serious issue. Here’s what might

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Dental Care for Kids with Special Needs

All kids are special, but some have different needs than others when it comes to handling social interactions. There are also children with physical differences, such as developmental delays in fine motor skills, who may need a bit more help with oral hygiene than others. Timpanogos Pediatric Dentistry has some tips for taking a special

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Types of Sedation Used in Pediatric Dentistry

If your child is scheduled to have a dental procedure done, you may be wondering if they will need sedation. Sedation is commonly used in pediatric dentistry, and there are several different types of sedatives that can be used. Some children feel anxious or scared about going to the dentist, and sedation can help make

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TMJ Disorders and Your Teen

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the rest of the skull. Did you know that TMJ disorders are more common in teenage girls vs boys? There are a variety of symptoms depending on the type of TMJ disorder, so let’s dive in. Types of TMJ

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