Tips for the Perfect Family Photo

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: time to create your family’s holiday card! As we all know, the most important part of any holiday card is the photo. Some families choose to take their photos at home, while others go to a professional photographer’s office or hire a photographer … Continued

Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

Most parents will agree that nothing is as important as the health of your kids. And a common question that comes up again and again in dentist appointments is whether or not it’s safe for kids to get dental X-rays. The good news is that dental X-rays are considered absolutely safe for kids. In fact, … Continued

How to Introduce Your Baby to a Toothbrush

We often get parents who ask us when they should start taking care of their babies’ teeth. The answer: even before they come in! It’s always good to get them used to the idea of cleaning their mouths as soon as possible. As their teeth begin to come in, you can introduce them to different … Continued

Healthy Foods for Your Teeth

Getting a healthier, brighter smile could be as simple as having a delicious snack. In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth, eating certain foods can keep your teeth strong and beautiful. Apples Just the simple act of biting into apples automatically cleans your teeth, because their fibrous texture acts like a sort of natural … Continued

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to see your dentist. From toothaches to post-surgical complications to chipped or knocked out teeth, we can save your smile if you act as quickly and calmly as possible. Is it a Dental Emergency? Before you hit the panic button, ask yourself: is this really a dental … Continued

Is Sedation Safe for Kids?

Today, visiting the dentist is more comfortable than it has ever been. At Growing Smiles Family and Pediatric Dentistry, we do everything to ensure that our patients feel happy and comfortable throughout their treatments. However, we understand that not everyone is a fan of going to the dentist, and those who suffer from dental anxiety … Continued

What Happens if Your Baby Chips A Tooth?

Accidents happen. If your baby has a chipped tooth, however, you shouldn’t brush it aside even if your child doesn’t seem to be in pain. Baby teeth are small and fragile. Therefore, any sort of chip, as small as it may seem, can actually be damaging to the tooth root and expose the area to … Continued

The Most Unique Specialties of Dentistry

There is more to dentistry than just learning how to clean teeth. Many dental offices offer services in a variety of specialties, from children’s dentistry to repairing missing teeth. Here is a list of the most fascinating dental specialties: Endodontics Endodontists and dentists with a specialty in endodontics focus on the dental pulp, or a … Continued

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Do you get nervous before you visit the dentist? You are not alone. Studies show that over 75% of adults experience some sort of fear around dental visits. There’s even a scientific term for it: odontophobia. But how can you maintain optimal oral health if you can’t find the courage to face the dentist? Why … Continued

Best & Worst Snacks for Your Teeth

It’s well-known that daily brushing and flossing helps keep teeth and gums healthy and that regular check-ups with a dentist prevent small issues from growing. However, did you know that certain foods can hurt your dental health while others can improve and protect it? What people choose as daily snacks makes a difference to their smile. … Continued