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March 05, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: family dentist  

How we can help simplify your family's oral health routine!

For most families, the days are jam-packed with everything from school, work, and after-school activities, to running errands and making Family Dentistdinner. Then, on top of your already busy schedule, you still need to make sure that your entire family is getting the proper dental care they need. Read below to discover how turning to our Springville, UT, family dentists, Dr. Stephen Pratt and Dr. Samuel Clyde, can .


Get All of Your Dental Needs Met

We know your family has a busy schedule and our goal as your dentist in Springville, UT, is to provide your entire family with the specific and individualized dentistry they require. After all, children and teens need different care than adults, and we have received the specialized training to be able to cater to the ever-changing smile needs of our patients—no matter what their age may be!


Everyone Receives Care

Are you currently driving your child to a pediatric dentist while you run off to a separate office for your own cleaning? If so, we know this is a major hassle. Of course, you also want a dentist who will be able to give your children the exact care they deserve to maintain a healthy smile; fortunately, when you turn to a family dentist, every member of your family can receive expert dental care. No need to take your family to multiple dentists—just turn to a family dentist and make getting routine cleanings and checkups simpler!


Dentistry You Can Trust

We understand that children may not be thrilled by the prospect of a regular checkup, but the sooner you make these routine dental appointments part of your child’s schedule, the better. Plus, when children come into our office, our goal is to always make sure that they are as comfortable as possible during their time here. We want everyone to feel like part of our family when they walk through our doors!


If you are interested in finding out more about the dental services that we offer or if you want to schedule a cleaning, don’t hesitate to call Hobble Creek Dental Care in Springville, UT, today at (801) 489-4541! We are here to provide your entire family with the care that they deserve

November 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Would you like to help your child avoid the pain of cavities? Dental sealants offer a simple way to reduce your son or daughter's tooth sealantsdecay risk. Dr. Stephen Pratt, Stephanie Winterton and Dr. Christopher Flint, who practice family dentistry at Hobble Creek Dental Care in Springville, UT, explain how sealants can protect your child's teeth.

What are sealants?

Sealants fill nooks and crannies in your child's pre-molars and molars located in the back of the mouth. Because these grooves are so small, it's impossible to remove cavity-causing plaque from them with a toothbrush. The longer plaque remains on a tooth, the greater the chance that tooth decay will occur. Adding a coating of plastic resin to the teeth prevents plaque from forming in the depressions in your child's teeth.

Why are sealants recommended for children?

Newly erupted molars and pre-molars are particularly susceptible to tooth decay. Coating the teeth with sealants prevents cavities from damaging these teeth and also helps your child avoid fillings and other dental procedures. Although fillings restore teeth damaged by tooth decay, they also tend to weaken them, which can increase the risk of a crack or fracture in the future. Sealants prevent complications, like cracks, by stopping cavities from ever forming.

Can adults get sealants too?

Sealants are also helpful in protecting your teeth from cavities. Although many dental insurance carriers cover sealants for children, the same coverage generally isn't available for adults, who must pay for the sealants out of pocket.

Is the sealant process painful?

Applying sealants to your child's teeth only takes a few minutes and is completely pain-free. Before the sealants are applied, the teeth are cleaned and dried thoroughly. Adding an etching solution to the teeth helps ensure the resin sealant material will adhere properly. After the solution is applied in our Springville office, the liquid resin sealants are painted on your child's pre-molars and molars with a small brush. A special curing light hardens the sealants, turning them into a strong, solid coating that plaque can't penetrate.

Interested in learning how you can protect your child's teeth with this important family dentistry service? Call Springville, UT, dentists Drs. Pratt and Winterton at Hobble Creek Dental Care at (801) 489-4541 to schedule an appointment.