When to Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist

pediatric dentist provo ut Dr. Ryan Hamilton Dr. Seager Dr. Michael Robert. East Mountain Dental. General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Family Dentist in Provo, UT 84606

You want only the best pediatric dentist for your kids, and we provide top-notch pediatric dentist in Provo, UT. Our team is specialty-trained in pediatric dentistry, meaning we offer a higher level of service for your child’s dental needs than a general dentist. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ryan Hamilton, Dr. Michael Roberts, or Dr. Seager. We can help your kids stay ahead of those pesky “cavity monsters” and keep smiling brightly for a lifetime of dental health!   What is Pediatric Dentistry? Pediatric dentistry means kid-friendly dentistry! We know that children can be particularly anxious about visiting the dentist, and it takes a doctor and a team with specialized pediatric training to make the dental appointments of kids run as smoothly as possible. We know how to help kids relax during treatment and enjoy their time in the dentist’s chair. We know how to explain dental concepts to children in a way that they will understand and that will be interesting to them. We take the time to get to know you and your child, which helps us best address your child’s dental needs. We love treating kids! Our quality family dentistry will show in their bright, white, healthy teeth!   When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you take your child to the dentist by the time their first tooth comes in or at around six months of age. Why so early? Though your child’s “baby teeth” will eventually be replaced by “adult teeth,” it is crucial to ensure their teeth stay healthy at every life stage. How baby teeth develop in your child’s mouth can affect how the adult teeth come in. As trained pediatric dental providers, we can spot potential dental issues before they become problematic for your child and before they require more expensive and possibly invasive treatment.  And, of course, we want to help your child avoid the cavity monsters! Cavities are widespread for children, partially because children don’t tend to practice the best oral hygienic habits and tend to enjoy sweets more than they should. We can quickly treat cavities with the utmost comfort for your child, but treating cavities means more time in the dentist’s chair when they would prefer to be doing something more fun.    Our Pediatric Dental Services in Provo At East Mountain Dental, we believe in preventative dentistry for your child. Preventive dentistry means we’d rather help you and your child avoid dental problems than have to treat them after they become an issue. Some of our preventative dentistry treatments include: Dental Sealants: We often recommend sealants for children, who are more prone to cavities than older patients. We use a unique dental resin to coat the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth, providing an extra barrier against tooth decay.  Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and fight decay. Your child probably receives fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water, and we can provide an additional fluoride treatment during your dental appointments. We apply the fluoride in a specialized gel that bonds to your child’s teeth and helps ensure happy cavity-free smiles! Dental Fillings: Of course, no matter how well anyone takes care of their teeth, cavities can happen to anyone at any time. Especially children! If your child develops a cavity, don’t worry – we have them covered! We can provide high-quality tooth-colored fillings that perfectly match your child’s smile and restore their tooth to total health.    The Best Pediatric Dentist in Provo, UT At East Mountain Dental, we are all about your child’s smile! Call us today to schedule a consultation with our highly trained and highly experienced family dental team. We’ll thoroughly evaluate your child’s teeth and provide some excellent recommendations to ensure they have a smile that will stay healthy and beautiful for life! We love working with kids and look forward to working with you and your family toward optimal dental health!