Dental Fluoride 101 for Parents

February traditionally rings in Valentine's Day with hearts, chocolate, candy, flowers, and stuffed animals, but it's also National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM)! Long after Valentine's goodies are gone, your child's healthy smile can last a lifetime. NCDHM is sponsored by the American Dental Association and each year the campaign targets a different dental health goal. February 2020's theme is:... read more »

Set Up Your Child’s First Dental Visit Today

As a parent, it is an exciting time when your child’s first baby teeth erupt, signaling that their smiles are developing right on time. Even though these primary teeth will eventually fall out to make room for their permanent adult teeth, these baby teeth are important to your child’s dental development. Baby’s First Dental Visit A healthy oral environment is... read more »

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 »