Preparing for Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist by their first birthday or within six months after his or her first tooth erupts. These early visits are critical for making sure your child’s smile is healthy and their oral development is on the right track.  Additionally, starting dental visits at a young age … Read more

Routine Dental Cleaning? Here’s What to Expect!

Has it been awhile since you’ve been to the dentist? Unsure what a dental cleaning entails? Well, no need to worry, as we are here to guide you through the steps involved in a routine dental checkup. First, do not be afraid; a dental checkup is to ensure your smile lasts a lifetime. At Smith … Read more

5 Tooth Friendly Vegetables to Eat this Fall

At Smith Family Dentistry, our patients ask us all the time how the they can improve their oral health at home. Aside from the normal recommendations like brushing and flossing regularly, we always tell them that what they eat directly affects their oral health. It makes sense if you think about it, because all of … Read more

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Anxiety is common. And if you suffer from anxiety or fear the dentist, you’re probably skipping out on visits, which is causing more harm to your mouth and body than you think. Millions of Americans avoid the dentist because they fear pain. An estimated 75 million people in the United States live with some type … Read more