Your child should visit Jordan Landing Pediatric Dentistry or any dental practitioner by age 2.
Our pediatric dentist has extensive training and education that helps him address children’s needs specifically.
Children should routinely visit their pediatric dentist twice a year, though additional visits may be required for certain dental issues and treatments.
Though you should clean your child’s gums from infancy (using a soft cloth or infant toothbrush), parents should brush teeth as they appear, twice daily. Limit the amount of toothpaste to a small smear or “pea-sized” amount and make sure they spit out any extra toothpaste.
Preventative dentistry is a priority with Dr. Ryan Johansen. We strive to teach patients and parents about keeping children’s teeth healthy, from at-home brushing, flossing and dietary habits, to treatments and exams available at our dental office in West Jordan, Utah. These treatments include:
To schedule an exam or consultation for your child, call us at 801-280-9595.
We recommend that children eat a well-balanced diet that includes the main food groups—high on fresh fruits and vegetables, while limiting sugar and processed foods that can damage enamel.
Mouth guards can protect children’s teeth during athletic activities. We may recommend that your child receive a custom-fitted mouth guard if they play regularly.
Dental sealants form a barrier that coats and fills in small irregularities in the enamel. This prevents the build-up of bacteria and prevents cavities.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, can safely sedate your child throughout their treatment. Your child will be carefully monitored throughout their treatment to make sure they feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their sedation.
With safeguards from our practice, your child is exposed to only very small amounts of safe radiation.