Children’s Dentistry services in Payson, UT
Positive, encouraging dental experiences at an early age play an important role in how children will respond to dental care as they grow up. At Gunnerson Dental in Payson, UT, we love seeing young patients and help them form healthy habits that will translate to a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Our children’s dentistry services are tailored to each stage of life, from your child’s very first visit all the way through adolescence. Our experienced team will help your child understand the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy in a fun, relaxing way.
Early childhood dental visits
Everyone is born with two sets of teeth – baby teeth and permanent teeth. It is easy to think that problems with baby teeth are not important because they eventually fall out, but that is not the case. Primary teeth play a vital role in your child’s healthy oral development, with everything from proper speech to chewing/digestion and acting as a placeholder for permanent teeth. Furthermore, decayed teeth can cause older children to feel embarrassed, negatively affecting their self-esteem.
We suggest that parents bring children into the office for their first visit by the age of two. The primary goal of the first few visits is to help your child become acclimated to the sounds, sights, and smells inside the dental office, as well as gathering a baseline evaluation of their oral health. We are also happy to answer any questions you have about your child’s oral development.
Some great tips to keep your child’s mouth healthy
Preventive care is crucial for children’s oral health
Children should come to the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning. These appointments are especially important to maintain oral health and observe their oral development. During these exams you can expect the following services:
- Professional cleanings – these cleanings remove any plaque and tartar build-up that can be difficult to get with just brushing and aid in the prevention of cavities or gum disease.
- X-rays – these images allow us to see the development of teeth and gums that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
- Exams – during the examination, the dentist will look at the oral structures to identify any potential problems at an early stage when they are more easily treated.
- Sealants – as molars erupt, dental sealants can be applied to the pits and grooves of these teeth that are notoriously difficult to keep clean.
Call us to schedule your child’s visit today
If you are looking for a team that is passionate about children’s dental care, you have come to the right place. Call Gunnerson Dental today at (801) 658-0175 to book an appointment.