Dentistry Articles

toddler learning how to brush his teeth

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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little girl holds a mouth guard for bruxism

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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kid missing his front teeth smiles

What Age Do Baby Teeth Begin to Fall Out?

When you have a child, it can feel like navigating an endless list of milestones as they grow. One momentous occasion is when your little one receives their first visit from the tooth fairy! The average age: Each child’s experience with losing their baby teeth differs. Generally, at the age of six a kid will

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tooth extraction on child at dentist

Tooth Extractions and Your Child

The world of dentistry can be a scary place for kids—especially when you’re talking about surgery or procedures. For example, one dental procedure that can cause significant concern is tooth extraction. Because what kid wants to lose their teeth? However, it’s important that kids understand why tooth extractions may be necessary to feel more confident

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Model tooth pictured with dentistry tools. Pediatric dentistry concept.

A Brief History of Dental Care

A Historic Practice The history of kids’ tooth care, or that of adults’, goes back thousands of years. The dentists who work at Timpanogos Pediatric Dentistry are the latest in a long line of professionals who used to practice dentistry in all types of places throughout history, such as barbershops and morgues. The earliest known

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Young patient undergoing a cleaning at a pediatric dentist office

Steps to an Effective Dental Cleaning

According to the CDC, 20 percent of children aged 5 to 11 years old have at least one untreated decayed tooth while 13 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 19 have an unidentified cavity. Untreated cavities can cause pain and ultimately, infections that can negatively affect overall health. While tooth decay is preventable, it can’t

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Pediatric dentist visual aid of sugar cubes arranged to depict a tooth with cavities

Understanding Cavities

Being “cavity-free” is often an accolade touted by children upon receiving a favorable dental report card. For children and adults alike, cavities can seem a bit scary and most of what we know about them is simply that we don’t want them. The word often triggers thoughts of rotting teeth and infections, but the truth

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Various symbols of pediatric dentistry and oral hygiene

The Difference in Dentists

If you were asked to name all of the fields doctors could specialize in, you would be hard-pressed to come up with a comprehensive list. That’s because even within certain disciplines like orthopaedia there are hundreds of specialties, to say nothing for how many types of professions there are in oncology. Then there are doctors

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