A Fractured Tooth Is at Increased Risk of Suffering from Severe Tooth Decay and Dental Fracture

Dental fractures can be caused by several different things and they can range in severity. Even if the area of compromised tooth enamel doesn’t cause you any immediate pain or discomfort, you should still have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Samuel Bailey. As time goes on the... Read more »

Fluoride and Your Child

Fluoride is an important part of your child’s dental health. Fluoride consumed through municipal tap water and in toothpaste will help to strengthen your child’s teeth and bones as they develop. As an adult, fluoride toothpaste will help fortify the enamel in their adult teeth. Talk to your dentist about... Read more »

Be Sure to Provide Your Child with an ADA Approved Toothpaste

The dental professionals at West Valley Pediatric Dentistry understand that as a parent your child's health is very important to you. Instilling good oral hygiene habits while they are young will certainly help your child maintain good oral health in their adult years. Dr. Samuel Bailey advises that you can... Read more »

Preparing for Your Child’s Dental Filling Appointment

Sometimes, despite your best efforts to motivate your children to brush and floss regularly, they can still develop cavities. No worries! This is just good feedback for both of you about how your child is doing with their oral hygiene routine. It’s all part of the learning process. Is your... Read more »

All About Baby Teeth

Your child’s baby teeth are important to their development. Smiling, chewing, and speaking are aided by these teeth. The primary teeth also hold the place for the permanent teeth to grow in. The health of the baby teeth is important because when a baby tooth is lost too early, the... Read more »

Visiting Your Pediatric Dentist

There may be some apprehension when you take your child for their first dental appointment, but getting their first dental exam by age 1 is vital in preventing decay and cavities. Studies have shown that many children can get their first cavity by the age of 2 if their oral... Read more »

Create an Improved Oral Health Identity with Teething Treatments

Teething is completely normal for all children who have teeth. As is often the case, teeth break the surface of the gums in children around 6 months of age. Unfortunately, the process can often be painful and cause distress in children, especially infants in a process known as teething. Create... Read more »

Dental Tips for Parents

Children can be a handful, especially when it comes to their oral health. For a parent or caregiver, here are some tips to help you ensure that your child’s teeth are in terrific shape: Before your baby’s teeth come in, you should wipe her gums with a piece of gauze... Read more »

Prevention Tips for Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Preventing baby bottle tooth decay is of the utmost importance when it comes to the oral health care in children. Baby bottle tooth decay is named thusly so due to the fact that tooth decay in children is often caused by baby bottles, or more precisely, the substances within. Listed... Read more »

Helping Your Child with Dental Anxiety

When going to the dentist’s office for the first time, your child may experience worries or some anxiety. Some of these fears may include fear of the dentist, the level of pain they will experience, or not knowing what the dentist does. There are multiple ways to prepare your child... Read more »