Summer Whitening

It’s July and it’s the middle of wedding season. Whether you are the bride-to-be, standing up in a wedding or are an invited guest at one or two this summer, chances are that attending a wedding means smiling for some photos. 

That makes right now the perfect time to treat yourself, and your smile, to whiter teeth! In addition to looking great for wedding photos, your teeth and smile are one of the first things that people notice about you and having a smile you love can also increase your confidence. Summertime can also mean fun family vacations, where it is also likely that the camera could make an appearance. 

To summarize and in case you aren’t yet convinced, here are 5 reasons you should whiten your teeth this summer:

  1. Weddings! Remember, weddings = photos.
  2. First Impressions. You know, for all of those new family members you’ll meet at the weddings!
  3. Confidence. Weddings, work parties … let’s face it, we can all use a little boost.
  4. Family Vacations. Look good, feel good, photograph well.
  5. Summer Lovin’! You never know who you will meet or when and we love a good Grease reference! 

Call today to schedule your visit to have your custom trays made! Our Whitening For Life program means that you can refill your whitening solution every six months at your cleanings, FOR LIFE! Usually $149 (a $500 value), Whitening for Life is only $99 now through August 1st! 

Happy Summer!

Join Us for a FREE Educational Seminar on Tooth Replacement!

Part of our mission of Sharing Smiles means that we do everything we can to educate our patients and our community about their dental health. Tomorrow we are hosting a FREE Implant Seminar to discuss what tooth replacement options there are, how they compare to each other and hopefully help guide you to determining which option would be best for you!

If you or someone you know is interested in this, please reserve a seat by calling our office at 262-673-7826! You do not need to be a patient to attend and there is NO COST for this event!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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The Early Years: Dental Care from the First Tooth

Often times parents have questions about when to take their children to the dentist for the first time and how best to help them care for their teeth. Let's break it down to a few easy to follow tips!

  1. Your baby should visit the dentist when they get their first tooth or when they hit their first birthday, whatever milestone comes first. To know a little bit more about what their first dental visit will be like, check out our blog here.
  2. Be sure to keep your children going to see the dentist every 6 months for their regular check-ups. With regular visits, by the time your child is three or four, they will be able to more easily sit through their hygiene appointment!
  3. Make sure that your kids drink water in between meals and snacks. This should make up the majority of their hydration as it helps to neutralize the pH of the mouth and keeps the teeth clean throughout the day. 
  4. Choose healthy snacks for your kids, based on their ages. Fresh fruit and vegetables are better than juices and fruit snacks and cheeses are great at neutralizing pH levels in the mouth also. For a more in depth snack guide and tips from Dr. Hollaway on how best to help care for your kid's teeth, click here.

At Grand Avenue Dental Care, we care greatly about you and your child's dental health. With early dental visits and healthy at-hom care, your child's dental health will be on the right track. If you ever have any questions about your child's teeth or oral health, please ask!

Sharing Smiles from Day One - Your Child's FIRST Dental Visit.

 Dr. Hollaway with her little patient, Avery, after her first dental visit!

Dr. Hollaway with her little patient, Avery, after her first dental visit!

Has your child already hit one of these milestones?

  • Did they get their first tooth in?
  • Have they had their first birthday yet?

If they have, they should also be hitting another milestone:

Their FIRST dental visit!

That's right, at Grand Avenue Dental Care, we recommend that you take your child to the dentist when they get their first tooth or when they turn one year old - whichever happens first. 

This is what we call our ‘knee-to-knee’ exam and it’s a great chance for a dentist to take a look at how your child’s teeth are developing. It also allows the child to start getting comfortable at the dentist, and the parent the opportunity to ask questions about at-home care and eating habits. 

 Here is Dr. Hollaway performing a knee-to-knee exam for Avery, while Avery rests on her Dad's lap. 

Here is Dr. Hollaway performing a knee-to-knee exam for Avery, while Avery rests on her Dad's lap. 

The goal of this early exam is prevent decay and development problems and to develop a relationship with the patient from a young age. We hope to start the relationship early and encourage even our youngest patients to come every 6 months for their preventative visits. 

For more information about other issues or concerns you might want to discuss with your dentist early, check out an earlier blog post here.

If your child has hit one of their FIRST milestones and still needs their first dental appointment,

call us today at 262-673-7826 to schedule!