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Pediatric Dentistry and Children with Special Needs

by on 29 April

For some children, receiving preventative dental care isn't simple. For special needs dental patients, a visit to the pediatric dentist can be challenging and stressful for both, the child and the parent. At Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry practices, our Arizona female pediatric dentists have experience and pediatric specialty training in treating patients who have special needs, including physical disabilities, special behavior needs and developmental disorders.

Is Fluoride Safe for Kids and Babies?

by on 30 April

Is fluoride safe for kids and babies, or are there some valid reasons to be concerned? Many parents are all just trying to do what's best for their kids and make informed choices with the information they have, and it can be difficult to know who to believe with so much conflicting information available.

Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect

by on 01 March

As a health care provider, Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry is required by law to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to social service or law enforcement agencies. The purpose of this law is to review the oral and dental aspects of physical and dental neglect and the role of physicians and dentist in evaluating such conditions.

What Does Your View of the Dentist Teach Your Children?

by on 23 April

As a parent, you significantly impact your child's life. Genetics dictate physical features that are passed on such as stature, and eye color - much of which you don't have control over. Yet, there's still a lot you do have a say about when it comes to your kids: like how they feel about the dentist.

The Benefits of Xylitol in Cavity Prevention

by on 23 April

Xylitol is a natural form of sugar that can be used in cavity prevention! It's cavity fighting properties were first discovered by the Scandinavian countries during sugar shortages in Europe in the 1940's. By the 1960's it was observed that individuals using this sweetener seemed to have fewer cavities. Shortly after...


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