Great Grins Children's Dental Specialists

4 Snack Ideas for a Healthy Mouth

Good dental care for your children goes beyond just brushing and flossing. There is so much more you can do as a parent! Feeding them a good diet and providing healthy snack options can make a huge difference for maintaining a beautiful smile. Foods that are low in fat and low in sugar are the […]

Bounce Back To A Straighter Smile

As helpful as braces can be in aligning and straightening the smile, sometimes they just aren’t effective enough on their own. Often, there are issues with your bite alignment or the placement of your teeth that means you’ll need more than braces alone. When your orthodontist comes across issues such as these, they will often […]

How You Can Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

Trips to the dentist can sometimes be an intimidating task for a child. However, as soon as you start seeing little teeth erupt in your child’s mouth (or by his or her first birthday at the latest), you should plan a trip to see us! Regular dental visits ensure that your child’s teeth will be […]

How to Help Your Child Get Through A Dental Impression

If your child needs a retainer or other prosthetic or appliance, they will need to have a dental impression made. We all know that impressions are never pleasant and can be uncomfortable, especially for children. It is likely that your child won’t be a fan of the process either, so you are probably wondering how […]

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Early Phase Braces?

The average age that a child will get their braces on is between 11 & 12. Sometimes we see children as young as 6 or 7 with a full set of braces on. Some may think that the parents of these children just wanted to start the process early, or that it is some kind […]

Tooth brushing Tips for Toddlers

As a parent, you play a key role in your child’s oral health. It is important to practice proper oral hygiene while your child is still young. If you have a toddler, you know that brushing your child’s teeth can be tough. The trick is finding a way to make brushing their teeth enjoyable rather […]

Sugar Bugs and Mouth Monsters: 3 Tips for Parents

Talking to your kids about cavities is very important. But, as with anything else with children, it’s also important to keep it fun. When you make it fun for your kids, they will be more likely to brush and floss without the usual battle. Are you wondering how you can talk to your kids about […]

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Smiles

As a parent, juggling life can be a little hectic sometimes. With work, kids, back to school nights, sleepovers, and much more, finding time to pack healthy snacks is difficult. It can be tempting to throw a packaged snack in your little one’s lunch box to save some time in the morning, but more often […]

3 Ways to Take Care of Your Retainer

You just got your braces off and now you can’t wait to show off your new pearly whites. However, your orthodontist just told you that you have to start wearing your retainer. You are a tad reluctant, but you realize the importance the retainer has on your teeth in keeping them in the perfect condition. […]

A Healthy Diet for Healthy Teeth

While your child is young, it is important for them to establish healthy eating habits that will have a positive impact on them for the rest of their lives. One of the easiest ways to keep their teeth healthy strong is with a healthy diet. To make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a few […]