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As a parent, you probably know that there are several different things you should do to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. However, did you know that you should be caring for your children’s mouth and gums even before their first tooth erupts? Have you heard it’s important for you to schedule your child’s first appointment six months after their first tooth comes in? Still, when it’s time for your child’s first dental appointment, should you visit a general dentist or a pediatric dentist?

While neither choice is wrong, did you know that pediatric dentists have an additional two years of training, specifically in dealing with children? While they receive this extra training, they’ll also learn behavioral management, which will help them keep children comfortable in a dental office. A pediatric dentist will also learn about caring especially for growing teeth and child development.

Still, would you be surprised to learn that pediatric dentists are trained to work with children of all ages, including teens? Furthermore, pediatric dentists can teach parents to understand how to keep their little one’s teeth and gums healthy. Naturally, pediatric dentists will also examine and inspect your little one’s teeth and help you keep their pearly whites healthy and strong.

If you would like to learn more about how you can benefit from pediatric dentistry in Lehi, Utah, please give Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry a call at 801-331-8449. Our dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, and our team will happily answer any of your questions. We’ll also inspect and examine your little one’s gums and teeth. We look forward to hearing from you soon.