Valley Dental Associates
9199 Reisterstown Road, Suite 206B, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Caring For Your Baby’s Teeth

Caring For Your Baby's Teeth.

Although your baby may not make his first trip to the dentist until he is around age 1, or when six to eight teeth are in place, there are plenty of things you can do in the year leading up to this appointment to promote a healthy smile.

Even before your baby’s first tooth peeks out, it’s a good idea to cleanse his mouth and gums each day with a damp washcloth or gauze. Once you see a tooth, Nemours recommends brushing it each day with an infant-sized toothbrush and water. Feeding times matter for infant dental health, too. Don’t let your baby fall asleep with a bottle, because the milk or juice can pool in his mouth, causing tooth decay. Aim to feed during the day, and don’t allow your tot to carry a bottle around even once he gets old. This can cause teeth to grow in out of line.

By the time all the baby teeth have grown in, aim to brush them twice a day. Fluoridated toothpaste is OK to start using once your child is able to spit it out – typically around age 3. It’s good to teach the importance of flossing at this time, too. Your child may get excited about flossing if he can watch you do it, and he can start as soon as his teeth start to touch.

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Valley dental meets all my expectation.
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The care taken was really impressive and they are really good in doing a complete oral check up
Ravi C.
No one would think going to a dentist is fun especially with serious dental problems. But the dedication, concern and competence of Dr. Weizman and […]
Charles S.
Excellent experience!
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I am a life long patient with Valley and will remain so, whomever helps me is always aweesome.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Weitzman for several years now and I have nothing to say but thank you for the excellent service rendered to me and also […]
Douglas B.
No waiting. Staff was very attentive. Dr. Gorman explained every step of the procedure he was performing and what I should expect next.
Mark P.
Excellent service very accommodating.
Stanley Z.
I can't say that my favorite thing is going to the dentist, but If I must, Valley Dental is the place. It's very professional and the doctors, […]
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Dr. Weitzman and his colleagues are truly excellent - very skilled and quick, and on top of all aspects of dental care. I am usually someone who […]
Lee W.
mat was very pleasant, efficient and thorough. this is my second time with him and I have scheduled my next cleaning with him . Norma and Dr. […]
Gail K.
The dental service was excellent!
Nadine W.
Complex appointment made as pleasant as possible by dentist and assistant.
Charles S.
All the staff at Valley Dental is wonderful especially Dr. Srewart. She was kind professional and very understanding
Romana D.
I was able to get an appt very easily. All staff that I interacted with were very friendly and courteous. I don't like going to the dentist and they […]
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My experience was great , i came in for a root canal , and was a little nervous about the pain , but Dr. Gorman and his asistant was the best ,i felt […]
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Dr. Stewart was excellent.
Judith F.
Dr. Gorman is great!
Barton S.
Friendly, professional staff. Linda is so friendly, she rocks!
Scott S.
Always glad to receive dedicated care by a wonderful staff and professional dentists in your practice :)
Amit Y.
The front desk was very welcoming. The hygienist was very epithetical and made sure I was comfortable with the process. The dentist was very open and […]
Joseph T.
Good professional servive
Jane G.
Because of sinus problems, I have been anxious about dental visits for many, many years. However, Dr. Stewart, Dr. Kleinman, the Big O, Rico and the […]
Thomas C.
Matthew made me feel comfortable. He was positive and cleaned my teeth quickly.
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The staff and provider were excellent
Donna C.
This has been the best office i've ever been to. Even better than other doctors i.e optometrist, general doctor, etc. It is never crowded. There is a […]
Taylor T.
Tough procedure performed without pain and in a very pleasant manner.
Charles S.
I called for an emergency appointment , and I was seen right away.
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Service was great and professional. People were friendly.
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I am more then please with my experience with Valley Dental.
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Very professional staff.
Stanley Z.
My visit is always great!!! The best Dentist office I have ever been to!!!!
Nicole W.
Dr. Stewart and Octavia were so wonderful to me. I have such anxiety when I go to the dentist and they both made me feel so at ease. Octavia even […]
Veronica W.
I am always treated so well by the staff, dental assistant and especially the dentist! In the past, I avoided seeing the dentist because my teeth […]
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The staff was really helpful and compassionate.
Renee Y.
Excellent cleaning
Dieter L.
Every one was very pleasant, and nice .and took good care of me .
Linda K.
Great staff and I love Dr. Weiztman excellent care and very thorough and patient.
Trene F.
As always a great experience!
Teresa C.
I called today with a dental emergency at 11:00AM. I was given an appointment 2 hour later. I am now without the extreme pain! Thanks to Norma & Dr […]
Andrew R.
Timely, courteous, expertise
Anita S.
Very good experience for my first visit
Christeen H.
Dr. Gorman did an excellent job of diagnosing and treating my tooth problem.
Susan H.
Always excellent
Bernard K.
Great service ....... Dr. Gorman is the best.
Hilda F.
Dr. Michael Weitzman and his staff are the absolute best. I've been going to Valley Dental for many years and never disappointed in service and […]
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Dr Weitzman has my highest recommendation.
Mayer S.
It wax very good experience .
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Outstanding staff and services
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Dr. Gorman and his staff are awesome. Always friendly, always communicative, and they're always willing and able to answer my questions.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
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