Common Problems

Children’s teeth are especially at risk when it comes to dental problems. Not only are they just learning how to take care of their teeth, but any problems that occur now can affect their smile for years to come. Dr. Ryan Johansen at Jordan Landing Pediatric Dentistry provides young patients with dental care in West Jordan, Utah, to address many common issues, such as:

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can occur as teeth are exposed to starches and sugars, increasing acids and bacteria growth that dissolve away at the enamel. Limit your child’s exposure to refined sugars in sweets, soft drinks and fruit juices and encourage daily flossing and brushing. Also call 801-280-9595 to ask our pediatric dentist about dental sealants and fluoride treatments that can protect your child’s teeth.

Sensitive Teeth

If the inner or more sensitive areas of the tooth are exposed, they can start to react to changes in temperature and are known as “sensitive teeth.” If your child complains of pain or irritation when drinking or eating hot or cold foods, make an appointment with our office today at 801-280-9595.

Gum Disease

Gum disease affects many people, both young and old, across the U.S. Early stages of periodontal disease cause swelling and bleeding in the gums. As it progresses, it can affect the teeth themselves and cause tooth decay. Catch the symptoms early and call our office today at 801-280-9595 for a periodontal exam.

Canker Sores

Small injuries to the mouth and gums can cause white or grey sores to develop. These are common and can often be treatment with a topical gel or mouthwash.

Orthodontic Problems

As your child ages, they may develop crowded teeth or a “bad bite” and need orthodontic treatment. Jordan Landing Pediatric Dentistry works with our orthodontist, Dr. Willard E. Zurcher, to keep your child’s teeth healthy throughout their orthodontic treatment.

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