Call or Email Today: 801-764-9444 / [email protected] / 440 W 800 N Orem, UT 84057
Call or Email Today: 801-764-9444 / [email protected] / 440 W 800 N Orem, UT 84057

Pediatric Dentistry

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Canyon Gate Dental caters to patients as young as two and as old as ninety-five! If you have a child who is in need of dental treatment, make an appointment at our Orem, Lindon, or Vineyard offices. We will perform an exam and recommend treatments. If we can’t do the necessary treatment, we will refer you to a pediatric dentist.

A Child’s First Dental Visit

The American Dental Association recommends a child visit the dentist as soon as his or her first tooth erupts. Typically, a child should get their first tooth around six or seven months old, but most patients schedule their children’s first dental appointment around their first birthday. At this age, it is unlikely that a full exam and cleaning is necessary, but it is still a good idea to bring your child in for a checkup. We like to call this visit a  “happy visit.” We give the child a chance to see what the dentist office is like, experience sitting in the chair, and meet the dentist in an attempt to alleviate some of the fear that might surround visiting the dentist. Most children receive their first full exam and cleaning at two or three years old.

Preventative Care

It is important to bring your child to the dentist early and as often as recommended. The goal is to detect potential problems before they become real, painful and costly issues. Childhood is the best time to develop proper dental hygiene habits and to learn how to take care of teeth for a lifetime. We also recommend taking further preventative measures by using appropriate amounts of fluoride and sealants on your child’s teeth to prevent cavities.

Pediatric Treatment

If your child does develop a cavity or some other type of dental problem, our team at Canyon Gate Dental can help. From fillings to crowns, tooth extraction to space maintenance, and pulpotomies (fixing damaged baby teeth), we will take excellent care of your child’s dental needs. If your child is nervous, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and mild sedation via medication.

What Our Patients Say

  • Very friendly staff and great with care! Dr. Young is very kind, and efficient as well. The decor is nice and relaxing with a nice secluded play area as well. Great atmosphere.

    Heather Livengood
    Heather Livengood
    Local Guide
  • I hadn’t been to the dentist in a really long time because I didn’t like my previous dentist. I loved canyon gate dental, they were so sweet and caring and Dr Young was very nice and you could tell he wanted to help. They worked with me and gave me a plan for what I needed. Highly recommended!

    Brooklin Walker
    Brooklin Walker
  • Canyon Gate Dental is a great place to go to get your teeth clean and worked on! I have been pleased with their work (I have been going there for seven years). They have good music and the dentist will occasionally sing along. 🙂 I haven’t met someone yet that isn’t friendly and they have reasonable prices.

    Erin Sperry
    Erin Sperry
  • I’ve been seeing Dr. Payne for over a decade (actually, it’s approaching two decades — yikes). He has terrific staff! Dr. Payne is one of the most personable people I know. He’s always concerned about my comfort and gives a very thorough exam. I highly recommend.

    David Griffin
    David Griffin