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Dr. Trisha Taylor

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Get to know Dr. Trisha Taylor and her passion for pediatric dentistry!

Testimonials

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Read real stories from the wonderful patients at All About Smiles!

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See why patients (and parents) are "All Smiles" when they leave our office. Call us today at to set up an office tour and meet Dr. Taylor. 

Why Pediatric Dentistry

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 Dentistry is about keeping teeth and mouths as healthy as possible, while performing any reconstructive work when necessary, for the health and benefit of each patient.  Many dental professionals would agree that preventive dentistry is the best way to keep a patient’s mouth and teeth healthy.


Pediatric dentistry is the most effective and efficient form of preventive dentistry for children.  At All About Smiles, we establish a ground-work and a firm foundation for your child that will last a lifetime.  The work done is meant to help your child have positive experiences, and develop the best habits and health.


In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the best time to start establishing these habits and relationships is by the time your child reaches his/her first birthday.  General dentists usually won’t see 1 year old children, and are not specifically trained to take care of children that age.  Some general dentists will treat your children like small adults.  In our office, we know better.  The reason why residencies are required to become pediatric dentists is because the treatment done and the kind of treatment pediatric dentistry uses requires special training that general dentists don’t receive.


All About Smiles works hard to make sure that your child receives the best care available.  Our goal and priority is to provide you and your family with the best option for early dental care, effective treatment, and high quality service.


Emergencies


Toothache: Carefully clean the surrounding area, and using lukewarm saltwater, rinse out mouth.  Apply a cold pack if any swelling occurs, use acetaminophen for pain, and contact our office immediately.

Broken Tooth: Using lukewarm water, clean off the injured area, and apply a cold pack to the face.  Gather any pieces to the tooth, and contact our office immediately.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth: Seek immediate dental attention.  Lightly rinse off tooth with lukewarm water.  DO NOT handle tooth by roots.  If possible, reinsert the tooth and lightly bite down on a cloth or gauze.  If reinserting the tooth is not possible, place the tooth in milk or water during transport.

Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out: Lightly bite on cloth or gauze.  If bleeding persists longer than 15 minutes, contact our office.


Infant Dental Exams


Bringing your child to the dentist is recommended before their first birthday, or when teeth have begun to grow in.  Starting your child’s dental care early can form positive lifetime habits, and may also prevent tooth decay in its early stages.  During your first visit, you can expect to receive information on the following:

  • Best practices for preventive home care
  • Preventing mouth and tooth injuries
  • Habits regarding fingers and pacifiers
  • Child cavities
  • Growth and development


Oral Hygiene


Brushing

Brushing is the best practice for optimum oral hygiene.  Follow these recommendations:

  • Brush child’s mouth after breakfast and before bed
  • Clean all surfaces of the tooth
  • Brush in a circular motion
  • Rinse mouth with water
  • Replace brush when frayed or warn

Flossing

Flossing removes food particles and plaque from between teeth.  Follow these recommendations:

  • Floss your child’s teeth daily
  • Floss between each tooth
  • Help your child until they are able to do it themselves
  • Bleeding may occur, but should not persist more than a few times
  • If bleeding continues, contact our office


Parents in Our Office


Because the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children receive their first visit by one year of age, our little patients will almost always need the assistance of a parent or guardian.  In many cases, we’ve noticed that parents can feel just as nervous as their children when they come to our office.

In our practice we make it a policy to keep a clear line of communication between doctors and the parents.  We want you to know how you can best direct your child to develop great habits, trust, and health.  We want to make a difference in your child’s life, and we will do our part in letting you understand the nature of all of our treatments here in our office.

When your child is at the appropriate age, we will start performing early orthodontic evaluations at every visit.  In the nature of preventive care, we prefer to stay ahead of the “needs curve.”  We will let you know if any underlying problems will require any early orthodontic treatment.  We have the ability to let you know when the time is right for your child to consider braces.  We are excited to meet both you and your child and invite you to call us with any questions or concerns about visiting our pediatric practice. 

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Meet The Doctor

Dr. Trisha Taylor

 Dr. Trisha Taylor began her career working as an engineer in southern California in the 1980s.  After ending up on the opposite coast in South Carolina, she attended dental school and graduated in 1998.  Her love of children drove her to pursue a specialty in pediatric dentistry and she graduated from her residency (Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio) in 2000.  Dr. Taylor moved to Utah (Tooele County) after her residency and started “Dentistry 4 The Kids”, her first practice.  In 2010 Dr. Taylor sold her practice and brought her expertise to Davis County.  She opened “All About Smiles” in 2010 and has loved practicing in North Salt Lake 

Testimonials

The Butterfield's

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 Dr. Taylor and her staff were wonderful with my 3 children (ages 4, 7 & 10).  Dr. Taylor took the time to watch my 2 older kids brush their teeth and make sure that their technique was correct.  My 4 year old was delighted with the dental assistant who showed her some of the cleaning tools and allowed her to play with them and squirt water into a cup and suck it up with the "thirsty" tool.  I was very impressed with Dr. Taylor and her staff. They were incredibly kind and thorough and they made going to the dentist a very fun and happy experience.  My kids have told me a few times that they can't wait to go back.  I have already recommended Dr. Taylor to a few friends and relatives. 

The Whicker's

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 Dr. Taylor, Jamie in the front office, and the entire staff at All About Smiles are incredible. Dr. Taylor is so kind, patient, and wonderful with my son. She worked with us when we needed a dentist most, with some major dental work in the future for our kiddo. I appreciated her methods, her treatment plan, and just Dr. Taylor in general. She took care of him, and continues to in the same personable, and passionate way she started with last year. There is NO better dental office in Davis County, heck, in Utah for kids. You won't regret trying them, or switching from your current dentist. We never want to go anywhere else! 

The Catenzaro's

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 We tried several pediatric dentists before Dr. Trisha Taylor and no one compares! I have very anxious kiddos and from the start, Dr. Taylor and her staff made them feel comfortable and safe. I am so grateful to know they are well cared for and happy every time they go to the dent 

The Johnson's

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 I gotta say, it takes a lot to impress me. I am very protective of my kids and after spending some time getting to know Dr. Taylor and her amazing staff, I have a hard time going anywhere else. The office is awesome, it's like a jungle. My girls love going here to get their cleanings and other work done. We will continue to use Dr. Taylor's talent and expertise in the coming years. Thank you Dr. Taylor and staff. 

The James Family

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 Dr. Taylor and her staff are the best around. They are able to really relate and communicate with children. The staff are all comforting and fun!  We love visiting them. Their tender expertise is exceptional!