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

Problems Your Kid’s Dentist Sees Frequently

dca-blog_article-21_common-pediatric-dental-issues

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Service was great and professional. People were friendly.
Nicole B.
Timely, courteous, expertise
Anita S.
Excellent service very accommodating.
Stanley Z.
Very professional staff.
Stanley Z.
I am more then please with my experience with Valley Dental.
John J.
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.
Dr. Gorman and his staff are awesome. Always friendly, always communicative, and they're always willing and able to answer my questions.
Sandi F.
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.
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.
Very good experience for my first visit
Christeen H.
Always excellent
Bernard K.
I am a life long patient with Valley and will remain so, whomever helps me is always aweesome.
Elliot B.
As always a great experience!
Teresa C.
Dr Weitzman has my highest recommendation.
Mayer S.
Dr. Gorman did an excellent job of diagnosing and treating my tooth problem.
Susan H.
Always glad to receive dedicated care by a wonderful staff and professional dentists in your practice :)
Amit Y.
The dental service was excellent!
Nadine W.
Complex appointment made as pleasant as possible by dentist and assistant.
Charles S.
Dr. Gorman is great!
Barton S.
The care taken was really impressive and they are really good in doing a complete oral check up
Ravi C.
The staff and provider were excellent
Donna C.
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.
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 […]
Jerome G.
Tough procedure performed without pain and in a very pleasant manner.
Charles S.
The staff was really helpful and compassionate.
Renee Y.
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 […]
Craig S.
Excellent experience!
Rochelle F.
Excellent cleaning
Dieter L.
Dr. Stewart was excellent.
Judith F.
Matthew made me feel comfortable. He was positive and cleaned my teeth quickly.
Lashanda L.
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.
Friendly, professional staff. Linda is so friendly, she rocks!
Scott S.
Great staff and I love Dr. Weiztman excellent care and very thorough and patient.
Trene F.
All the staff at Valley Dental is wonderful especially Dr. Srewart. She was kind professional and very understanding
Romana D.
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.
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.
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 […]
Sharon L.
It wax very good experience .
Joyce C.
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.
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 […]
Renee B.
Good professional servive
Jane G.
Valley dental meets all my expectation.
Lloyd H.
Every one was very pleasant, and nice .and took good care of me .
Linda K.
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.
Great service ....... Dr. Gorman is the best.
Hilda F.
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.
My visit is always great!!! The best Dentist office I have ever been to!!!!
Nicole W.
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, […]
Merle P.
Outstanding staff and services
Rachel D.
I called for an emergency appointment , and I was seen right away.
Kenneth K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
Our Location