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Children and Family Dentistry in North Ogden, UT 

From the appearance of a baby's first tooth, the need for dental care arrives and will continue throughout childhood and adulthood.  Getting started with good dental care at home as well as getting familiar with visiting the dentist and having regular cleanings and exams will set a child up for a lifelong healthy, beautiful smile.  So whether your child is checking out the view from the dentist's chair for the first time, or needs return visits to correct some problems with their teeth, Ward Creager Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is committed to making their visit to the dentist a comfortable and compassionate experience.

What Does Dr. Creager Do For Kids?

A caring dentist, like Dr. Creager, fulfills many important functions pertaining to a child’s overall oral health and hygiene.  He places particular emphasis on the proper maintenance and care of deciduous (baby) teeth, which are instrumental in facilitating good chewing habits, proper speech production, and also hold space for permanent teeth.

Caring for kids' mouths includes:

Education – Dentists educate the child using models, computer technology, and child-friendly terminology, thus emphasizing the importance of keeping teeth strong and healthy.  In addition, they advise parents on disease prevention, trauma prevention, good eating habits, and other aspects of the home hygiene routine.

Monitoring growth – By continuously tracking growth and development at regular cleaning visits, dentists are able to anticipate dental issues and quickly intervene before they worsen.  Also, working towards earlier corrective treatment preserves the child’s self-esteem and fosters a more positive self-image.

Prevention – Helping parents and children establish sound eating and oral care habits reduces the chances of later tooth decay.  In addition to providing check ups and dental cleanings, dentists are also able to apply dental sealants and topical fluoride to young teeth, advise parents on thumb- sucking/pacifier/smoking cessation, and provide good demonstrations of brushing and flossing.

Intervention – In some cases, dentists may discuss the possibility of early oral treatments with parents.  In the case of oral injury, malocclusion (bad bite), or bruxism (grinding), space maintainers may be fitted, a nighttime mouth guard may be recommended, or reconstructive surgery may be scheduled.

If you have questions or concerns about dentistry for children, please contact our office.

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