Our practice suggests scheduling an appointment for your child by age 2.
Pediatric doctors have specialized training (two to three years) to treat issues specific to infants, children and adolescents.
Visits every six months are routine for both children and adults, but additional appointments may be scheduled depending on the patient’s needs.
From infancy, parents should clean their child’s gums daily, starting with a soft rag or infant toothbrush. As teeth appear, each tooth should be brushed twice a day with a gentle toothbrush and a small, “pea-sized” amount of toothpaste. Take care that your child does not swallow and spits out excess toothpaste.
Dr. Ryan Johansen works to provide pediatric dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah, that prevents, not just treats, tooth decay. Our pediatric dental office recommends homecare habits—like regular flossing, brushing and a healthy diet—along with regular visits to our office. Rose Park Pediatric Dentistry may also recommend:
If you would like to schedule a check-up or consultation for your child, reach out to our office at 801-519-2222.
Make sure your child gets a well-rounded diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables and limited amounts of sugar and refined starches.
Both general and custom-fitted sports and mouth guards can protect your child’s teeth from injury.
Sealants help keep your child cavity-free, by forming a clear barrier between dental enamel and sources of tooth decay, like food debris and bacteria.
Rose Park Pediatric Dentistry uses nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to help your child remain calm and relaxed throughout their treatment. The gas is quick, effective and safe to use even on young patients.
Our office takes precautions to make sure the amount of radiation exposed to patients is far within safe limits.