Oral Health

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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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Why Dental Health is Important to Your Child’s Well-Being

Even if only a few tiny teeth are peeking out of your baby’s gums, it’s not too early to schedule their first dental visit! Even though they will lose those baby teeth one day, your child’s dental health remains detrimental throughout the entirety of their development. Poor dental hygiene can have enduring negative effects on

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Tips to Teach Your Child to Floss

It’s no secret that flossing is extremely important for oral health. But, it’s one of those habits that can be hard to develop if you’re not used to it. Teaching your child to floss at a young age is monumental in developing this healthy habit. That being said, teaching your child to floss may not

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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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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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10 Tooth Care Tips for a Brighter Smile

Our smiles are something that we wear every day of our lives and whether they shine or not is determined by our oral hygiene practices. A healthy smile lends us more confidence while also contributing to our overall health. Here are some helpful tooth care tips for both children and adults from your Utah pediatric

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The Main Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

Visiting the dentist isn’t often number one on your child’s long list of preferred activities. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t high on the list of things they should do. Your child’s teeth are important and serve much more of a purpose than looks alone. From digestion to speech, teeth are an integral component of

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How Long Can You Visit a Pediatric Dentist?

You may wonder why it is useful to bring your child to a pediatric dentist. After your first visit, you’ll probably see the benefits! But, how long can you bring your child to your beloved, pediatric dentist? First of all, we recommend you bring your child for their first dental check-up as soon as they

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