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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 pediatric dentist and happy to explain the purpose of pediatric dentistry and how our practice can help your family.

Here is a list of the variable importance of pediatric dentistry and the benefits it has to offer:

-A pediatric dentist can help assist a child’s smile if risks appear with their oral health regarding poor oral hygiene care, teething risks, or the threat of baby bottle tooth decay.

-Pediatric dentistry is designed to assist the smiles of children, infants, and special needs patients.

-Pediatric dentists are trained to develop and use treatments that are effective for adults but are adjusted for use with younger children, such as dental sealants and x-rays.

-Pediatric dentistry can provide several treatments for risks that are common in children and ensure that a child’s smile can be strengthened against risks in the future.

-A pediatric dentist has received multiple years of treatment past dental school to allow them to care for a child’s smile correctly.

As you can see, there are many wonderful benefits and come from seeing a pediatric dentist. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your child, please call us today at (801) 999-1426. Our team is happy to help you in any way we can.