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Do you have questions when it comes to caring for your child’s smile? If so, Dr. Trent Pryor and our dental team are more than happy to give you the answers you need! To get started, we are happy to answer the following pediatric dental questions that are frequently asked:

Question No. 1: When should I take my child into the dental office for the first time?
It’s recommended to bring your child into St. George Kids Dental for their first visit six months after their first tooth erupts or by the time they turn 1 year old. This is recommended because the appointment can help Dr. Trent Pryor ensure a strong oral health, help you ask questions about your child’s smile, and help your child create a strong relationship with our dental team.

Question No. 2: How should I prepare my child for their first visit?
Whatever you do, do not use negative language and negative tones. It’s best to stay positive and help your child understand that the dental office is a place where our dental team will brush, count, and take pictures of the teeth. If your child understands what you are saying, please use exciting phrases to help them know more.

Question No. 3: When should my child use “real” toothpaste?
Your child should use toothpaste when they are about 3 years old. As long as they know how to spit out the paste, they can use fluoride toothpaste. It’s important that they spit out the paste because if they swallow it, it can make them sick to their stomach.

Do you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, please reach out to our dental team at St. George Kids Dental to find out the answers! When you dial 435-673-3490, we will be thrilled to help you know more about pediatric dentistry in St. George, Utah.