Call or Email Today: 801-764-9444 / smiles@canyongatedental.com / 440 W 800 N Orem, UT 84057
Call or Email Today: 801-764-9444 / smiles@canyongatedental.com / 440 W 800 N Orem, UT 84057

Pediatric Dentistry

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At Canyon Gate Dental I Orem, UT, we are proud to offer dental services to the entire family. We have treated patients as young as two years and as old as 95 years in our office. If your child has dental needs, we would be happy to examine and do whatever treatment is necessary. Usually that involves treatment in our office, but in some cases we do collaborate with a pediatric dentist as well.

When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Visit?

The American Dental Association recommends a first dental visit at six months after the first tooth erupts. Most kids get their first tooth at about 6 or 7 months old, so a dental visit is recommended around a child’s first birthday. While we do support the ADA recommendation, it is our opinion that a full visit, examination, and cleaning are probably overkill at that age. We do, however recommend brining your young children to dental checkups and letting them see what the dental office is all about. Somewhere between 2 and 3 years old, we like to initiate their dental office experience by doing a “happy visit,” where we have them open their mouth, count their teeth, show them what it feels like to have their teeth polished, and meet the dentist. If there are problems starting, we can catch them at that visit, but the main goal is to have a good experience at the dentist so they will not be frightened of having their teeth checked and cleaned.

The Most Comfortable Treatment Experience Around

The best reason to start bringing your child to the dentist is to avoid painful and costly problems before they even start. We are big on prevention and education at Canyon Gate Dental. Childhood is the best time to form good dental hygiene habits and learn how to take care of teeth for a lifetime. We highly recommend preventive treatments such as fluoride and sealants to protect your child’s teeth from cavities. Our caring and gentle team will help make your child’s dental experience as pleasant as possible.

Pediatric Treatment

If your child has cavities or other dental problems, we can help. We provide a wide range of pediatric dental services, including fillings, pulpotomies (fixing badly damaged baby teeth), crowns, tooth extraction, and space maintenance. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for nervous individuals and are able to provide mild sedation (conscious sedation via medication) for children who would likely be uncooperative during treatment.

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