First Month of Limited Reopening

Happy Monday, but more importantly, WABTW (We Are Back to Work)! It was wonderful being lumped in with nail salons and tattoo parlors in the eyes of the government of Colorado, but kids with accidents, cavities, and "What is that?” questions were building up. It was time! And it is nice to be needed. My staff and I reacquainted ourselves... read more »

Infection Control Blog 4/2020

Hello Friends and Patient Families! Hope you are all safe and finding the silver linings to staying out of the public. We at Big Grins Pediatric Dentistry are doing the same. Like Tom Petty says, “The waiting is the hardest part.” When we DO get back to the clinic, we will be ready! A lot of you have called to... read more »

A Message From Big Grins Regarding Covid-19

A message from Big Grins regarding COVID-19. I wanted to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and preparing for any potential impacts to our dental practice community. Our goal is to stay well-informed, plan effective protocols, and, as always, keep the safety of our patient families and team a priority. As a pediatric dental practice, we... read more »

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 »