It Takes Several Years for Primary Teeth to Be Replaced

During the first two to three years of life, your child’s 20 primary teeth will emerge from the gums. This will provide them with the ability to bite, chew and grind most early foods. As they grow and their jaw structure expands, these primary teeth will gradually start to come loose and fall out. By early to mid-adolescence, your son... read more »

What You Should Know About Your Children’s Oral Health

Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your kids enjoy healthy smiles for a... read more »

The Myth of the Tooth Fairy

Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many religions. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Dr. Lund, Dr. Markham, and our team at Provo Pediatric Dentistry are happy to shed some light on the subject. The Tooth Fairy came to be... read more »

How to Help Your Child Stop Their Thumbsucking Habit

If your child tends to suck on their thumb, you are not alone. Many children participate in this habit and it is quite normal. However, many do not know that thumbsucking can harm and damage the smile. Whether you believe it or not, it’s true, and it’s time to help your child stop the habit and finally grow into the... read more »

How To Prevent Early Childhood Caries

Baby teeth are very important for your child’s dental health. They not only help your child chew, speak, and smile, but act as a placeholder for permanent teeth. When early childhood caries develop (also known as baby bottle tooth decay), then your child’s current and future dental health is affected. Causes Of Early Childhood Caries There are three major causes... read more »