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Children's Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

  • $50 new pediatric patient special-xrays, basic cleaning, and full comprehensive exam
  • Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease
  • Almost 1 in 5 kids have untreated cavities
  • Nearly half of 8-year-olds have signs of decay on their teeth
  • Tooth decay is almost entirely preventable with good dental hygiene practices
  • Fluoridated water can strengthen teeth and prevent cavities
  • You should take your child to the dentist for their first dental visit on his or her first birthday 

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Comfortable Children's Dentistry At Bishop Family Dental

Bishop Family Dental offers comfortable, quality dental care to children of all ages. Our pediatric dentists are extensively trained to diagnose and treat patients of all ages, including infants and young children. They are trained to properly care for a child's teeth as well as identify and treat any complications or disorders that may affect their oral health. From infancy through their teen years, children need different dental care from adults. Their baby teeth are an important developmental milestone, and their permanent teeth need to erupt correctly and not cause crowding or crookedness. Regular checkups at our children's dentist can help ensure that the proper oral hygiene routine is established while identifying problems early on. 

What Does Children's Dental Treatments Include?

Apart from teeth cleaning, one of the most common forms of childhood dental care is the application of sealants and fluoride treatments. In some cases, these preventative care visits may also involve discussing dietary habits and general home health care practices with parents or guardians. Other common forms of children's dentistry include space maintainers for missing teeth and frenectomies for treatment and prevention of tongue-tie and other oral restrictions. Space maintainers are devices used to hold the space for a permanent tooth to erupt in its proper place. Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that surgically removes a band of tissue from the underside of the child's tongue in order to widen the airway and eliminate speech impediments caused by restricted movement. Another important part of any type of pediatric dentistry treatment is the education provided to parents and caregivers on the at-home care that is needed to keep the child's mouth healthy and clean between appointments. This may include recommendations for a specific brand of toothpaste to use, information about which foods and drinks to avoid, and general tips for keeping toys out of the mouth. It may also involve giving instructions on the proper way to brush and floss a child's teeth and the importance of doing so twice per day.

Contact Us For Children's Dentistry Today!

A pediatric dentist can help your child prevent cavities, fix early decay, and treat more complex oral health concerns such as gum disease and misaligned teeth. Pediatric dentists have received extra training after dental school to become familiar with the unique dental needs of children. They can also help ensure that children have positive, rewarding experiences when they go to the dentist's office. If you or your child has questions about our pediatric dental services, feel free to give us a call at any time! We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric dentists are specifically trained to treat children's developing teeth, gums, and mouths. If your child has special needs or requires specialized treatment, he or she may be referred to a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist will care for your child from infancy through young adulthood, including routine checkups and cleanings.
The main difference between a pediatric dentist and a dentist who isn't specialized in working with children is that your child will receive treatment that is specifically tailored to their needs. A pediatric dentist has most likely completed more education in this field than a general dentist, has completed specialty training specifically for children, and will be trained on the specific needs of children. In addition, our office will provide a relaxing environment for your child and will cater to their unique needs by taking the time to gain their trust through gentle interactions in a fun atmosphere. Our staff is trained to provide dental care in a way that ensures your child feels comfortable receiving the care they need to stay healthy. That may mean that we take extra care to ensure that your child is comfortable with our procedures before we begin them or that we will make accommodations to keep your child calm during their visit with us. We will work with each child on an individual basis to provide them with the care they need in a way that will make them feel safe and happy in our office so that we can provide the best possible care for their teeth. By ensuring that your children are receiving high-quality dental care from a professional you can trust, you can ensure that they will grow up with healthy, beautiful smiles.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, but luckily, it's largely preventable! That's why our pediatric dentists are such big advocates of preventive dental care. Most cavities develop when children don't practice good oral hygiene habits or when they eat too much sugar. However, there are also special situations where your child may be at a higher risk of developing tooth decay. These include if they take certain medications or have dry mouths due to an illness like diabetes. To help prevent these potential problems, be sure to teach your children about the importance of healthy dental practices while they're young.
Orthodontic treatment in a growing child can also cause issues with their teeth and increase their risk for tooth decay. If your child is currently undergoing orthodontic care, make sure they brush and floss regularly and visit our office for regular checkups and cleanings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! We're always happy to help.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist by age one or when their first tooth comes in. Dentists are trained to help prevent cavities and know how to best care for a child's developing teeth. Regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings can help detect any problems early on when there is often less treatment needed.
However, parents should bring their child to a dentist if they notice any symptoms of mouth pain or decay, such as red or swollen gums or loose teeth. By scheduling an appointment right away, your dentist can treat the problem early before your child starts to develop more permanent problems.

Financing Options At Bishop Family Dental

Avail quality dental care affordably and conveniently

  • We accept payments as cash, checks, or cards
  • We accept all major dental insurance at our dental office
  • We offer CareCredit financing and membership discount plans to make our dental services affordable to our patients.


2120 E 3900 S #102, Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Phone: (801) 274-2500

Office Hours

MON 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TUE 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

WED 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

THU 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Email: info@bishopfamilydental.com

Call or Text Us: (801) 274-2500


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