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Pediatric Dentistry

The soothing atmosphere at Palisades Dental will put your child at ease when visiting the dentist. Our kid-friendly staff and gentle dentists love working with children and are passionate about make sure that your little one’s teeth are well taken care of. We use state-of-the-art technology, tools, and dental equipment to ensure that your child is receiving the best dental care available. Our goal is to make your child’s visit as pleasant and pain-free as possible!


Why dentists are so important for children?

Pediatric dentistry helps to ensure children’s primary teeth stay healthy and free of cavities, tooth decay, and oral diseases. The sooner your children start receiving routine dental check-ups, the healthier their teeth and mouths will remain throughout their lifetime. The development of excellent oral hygiene habits at a young age will help to keep your child’s smile looking great for years to come.

As a leader in pediatric dentistry in the American Fork, UT area, Palisades Dental knows just how influential dentistry can be on the overall health and hygiene of a child. Our pediatric dental program puts an emphasis on the oral function and development of children. We promote the proper maintenance and care of deciduous (baby) teeth to ensure that children develop good chewing habits, proper speech production, and healthy, permanent teeth.


“Bruxism can cause the apex of your bicuspids to erode thereby exposing the dentin”

At Palisades Dental, we make a point to always use simple, child-friendly terminology when explaining complex concepts that you and your child can both understand. Our staff uses the help of visual aids and computer technology to explain dental procedures to children so that they fully understand what’s going on with their oral health.

Our goal is to emphasize to children the importance of maintaining excellent oral health and to help them understand exactly what role they play in accomplishing that. Our pediatric dentistry education isn’t reserved just for children; we also educate parents on how to prevent oral diseases and trauma, as well as promote good eating habits. We want families to have all of the knowledge they need to keep their children’s teeth in the best condition.

Our staff is available to help families living in American Fork, Lehi, Highland and Pleasant Grove, UT, with all of their pediatric dentistry needs.

Developmental Monitoring

In order to predict dental issues and to develop intervention plans to correct small issues before they grow into major dental problems, our doctors will track the growth and development of your child’s teeth and overall oral health. Early intervention has allowed Dr. Youngquist to preserve the self-esteem of several young children and help them foster a more positive self-image. Dr. Youngquist is always happy to help families learn more about how pediatric dentistry can help their children avoid running into dental issues in the near future as well as farther down the road.


Preventive Care

Helping parents establish sound eating and oral hygiene habits in their children at an early age can prevent tooth decay and other dental issues later in life. At Palisades Dental, our main focus is to provide exceptional preventative dental care that will help children cultivate a smile that will last a lifetime.

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