The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry for Your Child

Happy June! As summer gets underway, we are really getting booked up! If you are planning on coming in later this summer, please call now to get a good spot (they are all good!). This blog is about Nitrous Oxide. I was talking to a mom this morning as her daughter happily collected her toy… Read more »

Protect Your Mouth From Trauma

Hey Sports Fans! April is Protect Your Mouth From Trauma Month! Did you know that sports cause one third of all dental injuries, and that approximately 5 million teeth are knocked out every year? Since the Super Bowl, (second quarter) I have replaced, removed, stitched up and splinted dental injuries from trampolines to baseballs. I’ve… Read more »

March Minutes From Big Grins

With a little bit of green on the trees and some tulips in the ground, we’re excited about the seasons changing and things blooming again at Big Grins! March was a busy month for Big Grins, both in and out of the office. We closed over spring break for some new flooring, and also to allow staff… Read more »

Information on Kovanaze

Thank you for tuning into my Big Grins Pediatric Dentistry Blog. We will soon be releasing two videos on Kovanaze, the new dental local anesthetic, which is sprayed into the nose rather than injected. That’s right, no needles! The videos will introduce parents and dental practitioners to the drug and its uses, then we will… Read more »

Our X-Ray Machines Are Certified as Low Dose Compliant!

Exciting News! We believe in the partnership with our parents in helping you raise happy and healthy children. We have always prided ourselves on how little radiation we expose your child to. This is extremely important to our office. In fact, we recently had our x-ray machines verified and extensively tested to assure we are… Read more »

Keep Your Smiles Bright by Protecting Your Teeth

This holiday season, protect your families smiles, so that it lasts well beyond the end of the year. If you are not careful, you could find yourself on the receiving end of an oral accident. If you are looking to play any contact sports outside or attempt to gobble down delicious treats at the dinner… Read more »

Preventing Gum Disease Can Keep Your Smile Healthy

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the process of tissue decay caused by unhealthy bacteria in your mouth. Preventing gum disease can keep your smile and your child’s smile healthy. Don’t let gum disease ruin your child’s oral health. As long as you take the necessary steps to fight it, gum disease can… Read more »

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are always inconvenient and always upsetting to everyone. To answer your question here on some quick tips to first aid for dental problems: 1. Stop the bleeding. Using firm pressure and a wet cloth, find where the bleeding in coming from. If it’s coming from soft tissue, is the cut deep enough to… Read more »

Avoid Cavities During the Holidays

As you probably know, the holiday season typically spans from Halloween to New Years. Typically, this season is a time of fun and family. During this season, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by more sweets than you normally are and let’s face it, this is a fun time of year! Pumpkin and spices fill the… Read more »

EEK! BOO! Halloween is Coming!

I have a hard time believing it is October! Summer flew by, and bam-Halloween decorations! I know my kiddos are most excited about which neighbors give out the best candy, which sibling gets their bucket the most full of candy, and the trading rules of good candy that need a lawyer to negotiate all the… Read more »