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Des Moines IA Children’s Dentist: Tooth Decay Is Serious

colorful toothbrushes 2Would you consider tooth decay a serious matter if the tooth in question was a baby tooth?  Primary teeth, after all, are destined to fall out. So what does it matter if one of these teeth sustains tooth decay or develops a cavity? As it turns out, it matters quite a lot. To learn why, read below as your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, explains just how serious tooth decay is even when baby teeth are involved.

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Des Moines IA Children’s Dentist Has Free Brushing Chart for Your Child

toothbrush green bristlesDo you experience daily fights with your child over brushing? If so, it is important that you win these battles. Homecare helps keep teeth free of harmful bacteria that can attack teeth and cause cavities and other problems. But when children are so set against brushing their teeth what can you do to encourage them in a tooth brushing habit? Read below as your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, explains how to use a tooth brushing chart to turn the tide in your daily battles.

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Des Moines IA Dentist: Learn More About Our Quality Children’s Dentistry


At Valley Ridge Family Dental, we offer the latest in children’s dentistry to help our youngest patients maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Parents often have a lot of questions about our dental procedures and how to help their children’s smiles stay beautiful and bright. That is why in today’s blog, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, uses a fun and informative quiz to discuss our approach to providing quality children’s dentistry.

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Des Moines Dentist: Could Your Dental Fears Pass on to Your Child?

child smiling looking upDental fears are surprisingly common. In fact, one out of every seven Americans suffers from some type of fear of the dentist. If you are one of these people, you know how difficult it is trying to put these fears aside for the well-being of your oral health. But what if your fear of the dentist threatened more than your own oral health? What if it could affect your child’s? Below, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, takes up the subject of whether your fear of the dentist can negatively affect your child.

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Des Moines Dentist Discusses Your Child’s First Dental Visit

mother and child Des MoinesChances are your baby’s smile lights up your life. But what are you doing to protect that smile? Because a child doesn’t usually have a complete set of teeth until around age three, parents may wonder what constitutes the appropriate time to take their children to the dentist. After all, what can a dentist do with one or two teeth? According to the American Dental Association, the first dental visit should occur within six months of the emergence of a child’s first tooth but not after his or her first birthday. The first visit plays an important role in establishing the groundwork for a lifetime of oral health for your child. Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, discusses the first dental visit and the importance of caring for a child’s teeth.

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MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm