What Is the Best Way for Your Toddler to Use a Sippy Cup?

To protect your child's smile from cavities when they are young, it is recommended that their first dental visit occurs after their teeth begin to erupt or by their first birthday. This is important, because more and more children, including toddlers, are experiencing dental caries. How is this possible? Unfortunately, it is due to extended exposure to sugary beverages, mainly... read more »

Letters From the Tooth Fairy

Bringing the magic of the Tooth Fairy alive in your home can be fun for both you and your child. Your child will be filled with wonder about the Tooth Fairy as she collects his or her baby teeth and leaves rewards in their place. You will be thrilled to create this joy and excitement in the life of your... read more »

Helping Your Teething Baby

Your baby has 20 primary teeth, also called “baby teeth,” under their gum line. These teeth usually start to break through the gums between 6 and 12 months. The teething process is uncomfortable, so your baby may be irritable during the day and have a hard time sleeping at night. Dr. Jared Pearson is happy to give tips about teething... read more »

Your Childrens Teeth: How to Keep Them Healthy

Your children’s teeth are very important to their overall development—but do you know what you can do to help you keep your little ones’ teeth healthy? Your children’s foundation for healthy permanent teeth starts within the first few years of their life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your kids enjoy healthy smiles for a... read more »

The Creation of the Tooth Fairy

Think back on the days that you believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Do you remember the excitement the prospect of losing a baby tooth brought? Knowing that the Tooth Fairy was going to come to take the tooth and leave money, whether it was a dime, quarter, or dollar, is a highlight of childhood. Bringing the magic... read more »

The Tooth Fairy Legend

Like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a symbol of childhood. The Tooth Fairy exists in many cultures and across many religions. But where did the Tooth Fairy come from? Dr. Jared Pearson and our team at Mountainland Pediatric Dentistry are happy to shed some light on the subject. The Tooth Fairy came to be fairly... read more »