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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...

Meet the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD)

by on 23 April

Choosing a pediatric dentist to care for your children's oral healthcare needs can be a daunting decision. As parents we want to choose someone who has the education and clinical expertise in working with children to address their current oral health needs in a safe, positive and encouraging environment.

What You Need to Know About an Infant’s Smile

by on 23 April

Whether it's your debut into parenthood or you've already been there a few times - nothing tops holding your newborn for the first time. During those formative years, your child relies heavily on you for loving and diligent care, including when it comes to their oral health.

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