Baby Oral Health FAQs

Do you want to improve your baby’s oral health? Read the our blog for recommendations about your baby’s first dental visit, thumb and pacifier sucking, brushing your baby’s teeth, teething, and preventing bottle tooth decay. Contact us about more dental tips for your child!

Dental Fads that Can Hurt Your Oral Health

Before you get swept up in the latest dental fad, it’s important to consider how it might affect your oral health. On the Growing Smiles blog, we go over some of the most common dental fads today that can actually end up doing more harm than good. Read on to learn more!

How Do Astronauts Keep Their Teeth Clean?

It’s easy to take gravity for granted down here on Earth. But without it, it makes it a whole lot trickier for astronauts to keep their teeth clean. Check out our blog post to learn about how brushing your teeth works in space!

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