Great Grins Children's Dental Specialists

How to Make Brushing Fun!

Getting your child to take care of their teeth can take a lot of hard work and practice, but it is important to make sure it becomes a part of their daily routine. Making a monotonous task such as brushing teeth a little more fun and exciting can make a huge difference in the quality […]

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Sometimes we’re not sure when our baby’s first visit to the dentist should be or what to expect once we get there. Here are some important things to know: Why should I bring my child to the dentist if their teeth are just going to fall out? What you may not know is that baby […]

Healthy Alternatives for Summer Snacks

With the heat of Summer coming upon us, it is time to prepare with some healthy tips for your child’s snacks. Swapping out unhealthy snack choices for healthier ones can make a world of difference in protecting your child’s teeth from tooth decay and cavities! Swap out those juice boxes for some fresh fruit While […]

Thumbs Up with the ADA

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean, as well as your children’s, can be a lot of work. While buying dental care products, it is tempting to just grab one of the first things you see on the shelf, especially with so many choices readily available these days. However, that may not be the best way […]

Shark Teeth, Ooh Ha Ha

Unlike people, sharks do not have to worry about their teeth not growing back. Humans must floss and brush teeth daily to keep bacteria from decaying our teeth, while sharks can easily replace whatever teeth they lose! So, unless you’re a shark, be sure to brush and floss every day, because unlike sharks, we only […]

Guarding Your Athlete’s Smile

Let’s face it: kids are going to be kids. They’re going to fall down and play rough, and most of the time there’s just not much you can do about it. When it comes to sports though, it is imperative that you make sure your child has the proper equipment to keep them safe in […]

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth thru Elementary School

Since tooth decay can affect your child’s teeth even at the young age of 1, setting a good example for your children by teaching them how to brush their teeth properly is important! No matter the age, brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once are vital for healthy teeth. Under […]

Thumb Sucking 101

Got a thumb sucker in your house? Don’t worry – you are far from alone. An average of 3 out of 4 children suck their thumbs or other fingers. This number is high, but not surprising – the act of sucking digits is, in fact, a natural reflex that your baby has been practicing since […]

Children’s Gum Disease

Children and Gum Disease Healthy gums are important for a healthy mouth and body, so we want you to pay a lot of attention to them! While we all know that children are resilient (and they get two sets of teeth), their teeth (baby and permanent) still need the same care and attention that is […]

If You Must Eat Candy

If You MUST Eat Candy… When it comes to candy, kids tend to make choices that make pediatric dentists cringe. In fact, each year Americans consume over 19 million chocolate Santa’s, and there are about 1.76 billion candy canes manufactured each year. Now maybe you can understand why this can be such an important holiday […]