What Should and Shouldn’t Go in Your Teen’s Smile

With so many concerns surrounding your teen’s healthy development, one important factor to manage is their oral health. During this time in their life, they are exposed to new situations and fads with their peers. You can help them navigate this stage to build healthy habits for a lifetime of... Read more »

Caring for Your Child’s Smile

As their primary caregiver, one of the most important aspects of bringing your child in for their first dental visit is learning how best to care for their teeth. We are happy to show you how to clean their mouth daily and answer any questions or concerns you may have... Read more »

Helping Your Child Feel at Ease at the Dentist Office

Bringing your child in for their first dental visit early in their life is so they get used to being in a dental office and won’t get nervous. Once your child is older than two, depending on their temperament and personality, they might experience anxiety at the different sights and... Read more »

Say No to Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

When you have newborn babies, one of the last things you probably think about is whether or not they’ll have problems with their dental health. Without teeth for the first part of their lives, it’s hard to wrap your head around how tooth problems can happen. But one of those... Read more »

Dental Hygiene Can Be Fun for Your Child

If getting your child to brush and floss is difficult, you are not alone. Perhaps changing something simple is all it will take to help them enjoy dental hygiene. This can take a little creativity, so Dr. Thayne Gardner and our team are thrilled to give you a few ideas.... Read more »

How to Help Your Children Avoid Acid Erosion

Enamel erosion is a dental issue that occurs when the tooth enamel is worn down and weakened by acid. This makes the teeth very vulnerable to other dental issues, like cavities. It’s best to prevent enamel erosion altogether. If you’re interested in helping your child prevent enamel erosion, our dentist,... Read more »

The Purpose of Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry designed to help children and their oral health. Having a healthy smile in their youth can help them develop positive oral health that may endure throughout their lifetime. Our dentist, Dr. Thayne Gardner with Little People's Dental in South Jordan, Utah, is a... Read more »

How to Help Your Child Feel Calm at the Dentist

Many parents are unsure how to help their child have a positive first dental visit and often struggle with their own dental anxiety as well, but our team is here to help. We can provide guidelines on creating a positive dental experience that encourages your child to maintain regular visits.... Read more »

Fun Ideas to Help Teach Your Kids About Brushing

It can be challenging to teach your children, especially when comes to brushing. Here are some tips that may help you instill brushing as a habit and maybe have fun while doing it. First, it helps to know the basics of brushing. Using your gums as a reference, hold your... Read more »

Tiny Teeth Matter Too!

Did you know baby teeth set the foundation for the permanent teeth? This means the health and state of the baby teeth are essential to your child’s oral health care that could affect them throughout their adult life. That is why Dr. Gardner here at Little People's Dental in South... Read more »