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Flossing Facts and Fiction

You may have seen recent articles in which trusted news sources, such as the New York Times and Associated Press suggest that flossing your teeth is unnecessary. However, we at South Valley Pediatric dentistry stand with the American Dental association in recommending our patients floss at least once a day. Why do dental professionals like those at South Valley Pediatric Dentistry still suggest daily flossing when news articles and statistical reviews claim that flossing doesn’t help? To answer that question I’ve compiled a list of facts and falsehoods surrounding the whole flossing issue.

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Tooth Fairy Traditions

The losing of baby teeth marks a child’s growing up and can cause excitement (or sometimes concern) for many children. To celebrate this event many cultures have a “tooth fairy” figure who collects a child’s lost teeth in exchange for gifts or money. Tooth fairy traditions vary around the world, witch each culture bringing their

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Dental Resources for More Information

With so much (good and bad) content available on the web, finding the most accurate and up-to-date information can prove difficult. That’s why we at South Valley Pediatric Dentistry want to create a one-stop resource for parents seeking thorough, researched, scientific advice for their children’s all-around dental health. Our blog contains articles to provide dental

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Why Pediatric Dentistry?

When I was a kid I saw my parent’s general dentist along with the rest of my family. I had never heard of Pediatric Dentistry, and did not understand the need for it, since a general dental office can clean anyone’s teeth. As an avid tooth brusher and a relatively cooperative child, a general dentist

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Sedation Dentistry Demystified

At South Valley Pediatric dentistry, we know that cavities and fillings can be frightening for children, so we do everything in our power to make children feel comfortable and calm while they have dental treatment done. Sometimes this means one of our dentists will propose a treatment plan that includes sedation in one form or

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Crash Course in Cavity Treatment

At South Valley Pediatric Dentistry we get a lot of questions about cavities. As the most common type of dental decay, cavities (and the fillings that fix them) can concern parents and children alike, but familiarizing yourself with what cavities are, where they come from and how to prevent and treat them can help. With

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Dental Care for Infants and Toddlers

A common myth about dental care for children suggests that baby teeth matter less than adult teeth since they will eventually fall out. In reality, baby teeth play a vital role in talking, chewing and saving space for eventual permanent teeth. At South Valley Pediatric Dentistry we urge parents to care for baby teeth as soon

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What’s With Water and Health?

Nutritionists, Doctors and Dentists agree that water is the best beverage for your overall health. But what makes water so special? Water has many properties that contribute to its reputation as the healthiest drink of all. Best for hydration: Our bodies need water to perform every essential function for life, and they loose a lot

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688 West 400 South
Ste 101
Springville, UT 84663

Springville Phone

801-489-1301

Payson Office

854 Turf Farm Rd #5
Payson, UT 84651

Payson Phone

801-465-8300