At Orem Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients enjoy strong, healthy smiles for many years to come. With the right combination of dental hygiene and services, your entire family can maintain beautiful smiles. Dr. R. Bruce Howell is pleased to be your resource for preventive care in Orem, Utah.
It really is true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and many common dental issues are largely preventable by taking simple steps. Paramount among these is maintaining a good homecare routine. Parents should help their children brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day, and floss as soon as two teeth touch. Use fluoride toothpaste and a brush with a small head and soft bristles. Children don’t tend to have the dexterity to brush effectively on their own until they can tie their own shoes, and even then, supervision may be needed.
Our pediatric dentist also provides a number of preventive dental treatments for your child. These include:
- Regular cleanings and exams
- Dental sealants
- Mouth guards and night guards
Some orthodontic treatment can even be used to avert potential dental issues down the road.
Our team truly puts a premium on prevention. By engaging with simple preventive measures, our young patients are able to live happier, healthier lives. 95% of our return patients come back cavity-free! That achievement simply couldn’t be possible without effective preventive procedures.
If you would like to learn how we can help your family’s smiles stay bright, please call us at 801-802-7200 today to schedule an appointment with our experienced pediatric dentist!