The Sun Valley Pediatric Dentistry Blog

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Which Sports Should My Child Wear a Mouthguard for?

Do you have a young athlete at home? While getting involved in sports is a great way for a child to stay healthy and build confidence, it’s important to make sure your child’s protected while out on the field or court. There’s an often overlooked piece of equipment that’s vital to your child’s oral health:… Read more

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A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day

Every year on March 17th, the Irish and pretend Irish gather to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. In celebration of the holiday, we’re bringing you a brief history of how the once-religious holiday has grown into the worldwide celebration that it is today. History of St. Patty’s Day St. Patrick was a… Read more

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Check Out Mesa’s Farmer’s Market

Fresh, local and delicious. These are three words that describe the Mesa Community Farmer’s Market. Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Farmer’s Market opens up on Main Street to provide residents with fresh, local produce. Additionally, attendees can sample the food of small local restaurants. With spring right around the corner we’ve… Read more

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What Braces Can Correct and What They Can’t

Braces are one of the greatest dental innovations of the last century. They can be used to solve a multitude of oral and health problems but they are not a cure-all for your mandibular maladies! Here is what braces can correct and what they can not. Crooked Teeth Perhaps the best known use of braces… Read more

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Is Whitening Childrens Teeth Safe?

Many adults look for ways to keep their youthful appearance, and whitening stained teeth is certainly one way to regain a beaming smile. Lately, there’s also been a trend among children and teenagers wanting to brighten their smiles, and many parents are wondering if this is a good idea. Is it safe? Will it interfere… Read more