Here at Hallmark Dental Group, we are dedicated to helping your child enjoy a healthy mouth and smile as they grow. Our friendly and experienced dentists and team go the extra mile to help children have positive dental experiences, feel at ease in the dental office and develop trusting relationships that will help them receive the care they need.
What is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry, or children’s dentistry, is a type of dental care which focuses on helping children maintain good oral health. Children’s dental needs evolve as they grow and develop, and our dentists and team are here to be your partners in caring for your child’s smile. We are a resource for you, and will work closely with you to understand your child’s needs and ensure they receive gentle, high-quality dental care.
The Importance of Primary Teeth
While your child’s baby teeth will eventually come out and be replaced by permanent adult teeth, they still play an important role in your child’s oral health and development. Primary teeth help facilitate:
- Proper chewing, nutrition and digestion
- Proper speech production
- Straighter smiles
- Better oral health
We recommend that you begin bringing your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts (or no later than their first birthday). While these early visits may not involve treatment, they will help your child feel more comfortable in our office and allow our dentists to monitor their oral growth and development.
How to Care For Your Child’s Teeth
Here are a few tips on taking care of your child’s teeth:
- Help your child brush their teeth at least twice a day
- Help your child floss daily
- Bring your child to visit the dentist regularly
- Ask our dentists about preventive care, including sealants and fluoride
- Help your child maintain a nutritious and balanced diet
- Make sure your child wears a protective mouth guard if they play sports
Make Your Child’s Appointment
Give us a call at 435-634-8338 today to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Saint George, Utah, and make your child’s appointment with Dr. Phillip Hall or Dr. James Phillips!