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

Problems Your Kid’s Dentist Sees Frequently


Your kids’ teeth may not have been in their mouths very long, but they still suffer many of the same common dental issues as adults in addition to age-specific problems. Regardless of the symptom, it’s important to get dental care for your kids in a timely manner to reduce their risk of severe dental disease or tooth loss. A pediatric dentist is usually the best choice for children; kids’ dentists have gained special training and skills to treat smaller patients in ways that don’t frighten them. Listed below are a few common problems that a dentist for kids can address.

6 Common Problems Encountered by a Kids’ Dentist

  1. Thumb sucking is an instinctive behavior that is generally not harmful to dental health unless is persists after permanent teeth erupt. At this stage, it could affect dental health. A pediatric dentist can work with your child to find a solution.
  2. Cavities and tooth decay are very common among children. They are caused by bacteria and plaque acids that attack and destroy tooth enamel. Attention to diet and strict oral hygiene can help prevent decay.
  3. An over-retained tooth is a baby tooth that remains in position while a permanent tooth is trying to erupt into the same space. It could indicate impaction or a congenital abnormality. Early diagnosis ensures a better outcome.
  4. Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is an inflammation of gums that can lead to tooth loss and bone damage. It is often caused by poor oral hygiene. Your dentist can help reverse early stages of gum disease, and improve your child’s oral hygiene habits.
  5. Tooth grinding is common during childhood. It can damage primary or permanent teeth and can be painful. Your dentist can treat the problem with a custom night guard.
  6. Bad breath affects people of all ages. Inadequate dental hygiene, gum inflammation, or dry mouth are all potential sources of mouth odor. Medical problems like diabetes and gastrointestinal disease can also be to blame.

How to Find Pediatric Dentists in Owings Mills

Find the best kids’ dentist by asking for your friends, neighbors, and medical professionals for recommendations. Good dental care that begins early in life sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Owings Mills, call Valley Dental Associates today at (443) 898-1240 or make an appointment.

Valley Dental Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Owings Mills. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Valley Dental Associates, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Valley Dental Associates.

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Patient Reviews
The staff is very friendly and the office is very clean. I had a root canal done and the pain level was about slim to none. Dr. Oppenheim is the best!!!
Denise D.
Very pleasant customer service from the time of appointment to check out
Melissa G.
Everyone is so nice. The hygienist I had (Matt) was very patient with me, and cleaned my teeth gently. He was very personable. Dr. Gorman is always friendly, knows I don’t care to come to dentist […]
Michele S.
Valley Dental Associates has a great staff….they have always been friendly and accommodating to my needs. My first time there was a dental emergency, (I did have an actual first visit appointment […]
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patient care, as soon as you walk to the check in desk
Lacretia C.
I have been going to this particular dental office practically all my life. My kids and husband also receive dental care here. I trust them with my and my family’s teeth.
Lauren C.
Every aspect of the process was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
Joseph V.
I was extremely satisfied with the customer service and the appointment availability. The staff were very professional and friendly. The office was clean and welcoming.
Lisa C.
The friendly environment and wait time is awesome.
Cameron J.
First time receiving care from that dentist. I’m impressed. . . he was awesome!
Wyona C.
Matthew is the best dental hygienist ever!
Kimberly K.
Excellent care. No waiting.
Sarah B.
Great experience today. Very professional and courteous staff. Front desk receptionist Cheryl and Hygentist Jennifer were the best. Can’t leave out Dr. “G” he has a way of putting a smile on […]
Karen W.
The staff and Dr Oppenheimer are great. He pulled my teeth and I don’t even know it’s gone.
Verethia W.
Dr Gorman and staff are very thorough and sincerely concerned about patient dental health.
Sonia G.
Excellent prompt and responsive
Gary G.
I was taken on time and I was out 1 hr later (which was the length of time I was told it would take)
Pearl Z.
the service was excellent and my Dr have me a pain free experience.
Ashley M.
I’ve been using this office since I was a young child and now I bring my own young child there with me. They are great with me and even better with my son. He loves it there. They also participate […]
James C.
Jennifer, my hygienist is wonderful! She was so gentle I barely knew she was there lol Great experience!!!
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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