October is National Dental Hygiene Month: Brushing, Flossing and More!

Happy October, everyone! It’s one of the spookiest seasons of the year, and one of the scariest things we can think of is having problems with our teeth and gums. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we want to promote a healthy mouth for everyone by acknowledging the importance of your daily hygiene efforts. Healthy teeth and gums are... read more »

Meet Sugar, the New Office Comfort Dog in Training!

The Dog Blog by Kristin I never thought I’d have the opportunity to write a blog called the “Dog Blog”. I am filled with excitement to be able to announce that Big Grins has a “Comfort Dog In Training”. What does this mean? It means that after years of trying to convince Dr. Greg that we needed one, he is... read more »

How Often Should I Take X-Rays?

The question you asked is a very good one and one I answer frequently. Surprisingly, many dental and medical professionals don’t have the correct answer to this question, and lots of false information is out there. Here are the facts: A child or adolescent should get dental X-rays only as often as necessary, and that frequency should be based on... read more »

April 2019 Blog: National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month! I know, break out the chips and salsa! Six national organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Academy for Sports Medicine, are teaming up to get the word out about oral and facial injuries. These groups estimate 5 million teeth will be knocked out or injured this year, and $500 million will... read more »

Taking a Closer Look at Your Teen’s Dental Habits

Teens can often have poor oral hygiene or crowded/crooked teeth, leaving them more prone to cavities or other dental problems. There’s no doubt a lot is going on for teens, and sometimes their oral health is put on the back burner while they handle all of the other things going on in their lives. School, sports, part-time jobs, extracurricular activities,... read more »

In-Office Sedation for You!

Our office is proud to offer in-office minimal sedations for our patients that qualify. We offer this service through guidelines and protocols from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. We have done several interactive and current continuing education hours assuring that we are practicing safe and current sedation guidelines in our office. Dr. Greg is an member of the American... read more »

January 2019 Blog: HIPAA

Happy New Year! For whatever reason, I am not having trouble writing 2019. I am just having trouble losing that 2018 holiday cheer as measured by the holes on my belt! With the first fishing trip in the books, I am ready to tackle work and life and this blog even! I mean compared to fishing in the teens where... read more »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This is our staff party picture with our mystery dinner costumes. I would not recommend that for the faint of heart, but we had a lot of fun doing it. For me, and I will include my incredible staff, this whole month has been a run-up to the holidays and we are feeling the spirit! This is time... read more »

Monsters Need Dental Care, Too!

Are you having a hard time getting your child to take care of their smile? With the holidays fast approaching, you want them to take even better care of their pearly whites with so many sweets and treats coming at them. We want your children to have great dental care, and some great ways to help your child in their... read more »

Get Rid of Those Screens! It’s Time to Learn About Dentistry!

May 2018. Happy Best Month to go to the Dentist! Are you looking for great attention and choice of appointment times? May is a great month to receive dental care since a lot of families postpone their care until the summer when the kids are sweaty and want to be playing or sleeping in. If you think about it, getting... read more »