Infant Dentistry

At Mountainland Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jared Pearson and his team can see your child as soon as they begin getting teeth. We specialize in working with very young children and also emphasize teaching parents about the best way to care for their young children’s teeth. As your baby’s teeth grow and develop, proper dental hygiene will help ensure your child has a strong, healthy smile in the years to come.

It is important to know that primary teeth (also known as baby teeth) are essential because they help your child to smile, eat, and speak. Though these teeth do fall out, their health affects the health of your baby’s permanent teeth. This is because the primary teeth act as placeholders for the permanent ones, so if they are unhealthy or fall out too soon, then the permanent teeth may experience negative effects.

Infants should first visit a dentist before they turn one. They should be teething at this time, so we have the opportunity to make sure their primary teeth are developing correctly. Because these teeth are very important, we recommend six-month appointments where we will examine and clean your child’s mouth. Please call our office today to learn more about how your baby can benefit from our care. We are located just off of I-15, and we are pleased to provide gentle infant dentistry in Lehi, Utah.