Southridge Pediatric Dentistry is the name you can trust if you’re looking for a kid’s dentist in Riverton, Utah. We provide a range of pediatric dental services, focusing on preventive care, restorative treatment, and any special needs your child may have.
Preventive Oral Care
The American Dental Association (ADA) says the first dental visit for a child should take place within six months after their first tooth erupts. After all, good dental habits must start as early as possible. Here at Southridge Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage those habits by providing children with a variety of preventive care services:
Routine teeth cleaning prevents potential dental problems, such as tooth decay, infection, and premature tooth loss. During these appointments, we will also guide you on making brushing and flossing time a fun activity for your kid.
With dental x-rays and regular oral health evaluations, we can detect any signs of disease or damage to your child’s teeth. In turn, we can address these potential problems in the early stages.
We provide fluoride treatment for children in a gel, foam, or varnish form. After all, it only takes small quantity of fluoride to protect your kid’s teeth from any harmful acid that can cause cavities and enamel erosion.
We apply sealants to the chewing surface of a molar, pre-molar, or other teeth, as needed, to form a protective shield over the tooth enamel. This can reduce the risk of cavities by nearly 80%, according to ADA.
If your child already has dental caries, our practice will remove the decayed area and keep your kid’s teeth healthy through the following services:
After removing tooth decay, we will fill the child’s tooth with safe white fillings. This helps to keep the natural look and feel of the tooth, and minimizes the risk of future decay.
Orthodontic Space Maintainers
If your child lost their baby tooth too early due to tooth decay or trauma to the tooth, we will provide an orthodontic space maintainer. This way, we can make sure that their permanent tooth erupts healthily in the empty space where their baby tooth used to be.
Addressing Special Needs
With over two decades of experience, our dentists and staff know how to work with children and address any special needs kids may have. For children with dental anxiety, something that is especially common for first-timers, we offer sedation to help them feel relaxed before, during, and after the procedure. We also keep our environment fun, welcoming, and friendly as we want our patients to feel at ease every time they visit us.
If you want to learn more about our pediatric dental services for residents of Riverton, get in touch with us today.