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Win Wet N Wild Tickets This Summer!

Win Wet N Wild Tickets!

Want to do something fun with the family this summer? Great Grins Children’s Dentistry wants to take you and your family to Wet N Wild water park in Phoenix!

To enter, simply “like” our Facebook page AND the contest post dated June 1, 2016. Participants have until June 27, 2016 to enter and winners will be notified on June 28, 2016.

This is your chance to win 4 weekend general admission tickets to Wet N Wild!

Prize Details

The winner receives four (4) general admission (weekend) tickets to Wet N Wild water park located in Phoenix, AZ. EACH general admission ticket has a value of up to $42.99+tax. That’s over $170 in prizes! Visit the water park’s website here for more details on general admission.

Official Rules

To be eligible, participants must “like” both Great Grins Children’s Dentistry on Facebook AND “like” the original contest post  shared on June 1, 2016. Participants must also “like” the posts between June 1, 2016 and June 27, 2016 to be eligible to win. Finally, the winner is chosen at random and notified on June 28, 2016. Winner must be able to pick up prize by July 1st, 2016 at our office location, 3953 E. Paradise Falls Dr. Ste. 110, Tucson, AZ 85712.

Terms and Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be existing or new patients and/or parents of new or existing patients at Great Grins Children’s Dentistry. Participants must also be over 18 years of age. In addition, by entering, you release Facebook of any liability associated with this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Feel free to contact our office with any questions at (520)325-4746. Dr. Wolfman, Dr. Lele, and the Great Grins team wish you all good luck! Have a great summer!


Keep Calm and Brush On: Helpful Tips

At Great Grins Children’s Dentistry, we know that new surroundings can be a scary place for your child. As pediatric dentists, we specialize in providing dental care to children and have a few tricks up our sleeves to help them keep calm. But you can start at home, too!

Review these tips to help make your child feel as comfortable as possible before your appointment:

Keep Calm and Find the Right Time

If you can, schedule your child’s appointment at the right time of day when they’ll feel well-rested and cooperative. Some patients do better in the morning, while others may be more relaxed in the afternoon.

Use Happy, Positive, Words.

Even if you don’t like going to the dentist yourself, using words like “pain” or “hurt,” to describe the dentist can make your child worry. Explain that we’re here to help them stay healthy and happy. Tell your child that everyone visits the dentist, but try not to bring up any bad experiences to help them keep calm.

Join Your Child at the Chair.

Coming back with your child during the exam can help reduce tension and ensure your child feels calm. If you have any questions about what to expect during the exam or would like your child to meet our team before your appointment, contact our office at 520-325-4746!


Halloween Candy Buy Back: Give Back to Our Troops!

Give back this fall! Great Grins Children’s Dentistry is partnering with Operation Gratitude to bring you our Halloween Candy Buy Back program. By doing so, you will have the opportunity to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. They are far away from home and would like some candy, too!

 Halloween Candy Buy Back: How it Works

First, sort through your treats and decide which ones you would like to donate. You can still keep some candy, just be sure to brush afterwards! Then, bring your candy to the Great Grins office on November 2nd and 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm. We will weigh your candy and we’ll give you $1 per pound of Halloween candy (up to 5 lbs). We’ll then send all of the candy that we collect to the troops!

This is your chance to make a couple of bucks while making a difference in your community. It feels good to give back, even if it means giving up some candy!

Great Grins Details

This opportunity is open to the community, so please tell your friends and neighbors and help us to give back this Halloween! The team at Great Grins Children’s Dentistry has been participating, along with Operation Gratitude, for years. Every year, the number of pounds of candy continues to grow! We love to see our smiling patients and their friends when they get a reward for their generosity. It’s not easy to give up candy for kids or adults!
Our office is located at 3953 E Paradise Falls Dr Ste 110 in Tucson, AZ 85712. We are close to the Jewish Community Center. Please feel free to stop by or call (520)325-4746 with any questions.

Brushing Tips From the Tucson Kids Dentist

It is very important that your child takes care of her teeth, as poor oral hygiene will almost certainly lead to cavities. As a parent, it is up to you to encourage your child to take care of her teeth, since you can’t always be there to supervise. The following techniques can get your child more involved in her own oral hygiene routine, making it much more enjoyable.

Picking Things Out
One thing that your Tucson kids dentist might recommend is allowing your child to choose his own toothbrush and toothpaste. There are many different types and colors of toothbrushes on the market and by allowing your child to select his own, you create a sense of ownership over it. In addition, there are many different flavors of toothpaste from which to choose. Having your child select a flavor that he likes makes it more likely that he will want to use it.

Have Some Songs
Another thing to consider is including songs as part of your brushing routine. Your Tucson kids dentist can give some recommendations on songs that other parents have used successfully in the past. You can also find some videos on the internet that feature songs that you could sing.

Your Dentist
Of course, it is vital that you get your child in to see a dentist at regular intervals as well. Calling (520) 325-4746 to book a visit with Great Grins Children’s Dentistry is a good first step, as they are one of the more experience pediatric dentist offices in the region.


Healthy Teeth: Tips From a Kid’s Dentist

Who doesn’t want healthy teeth? We all want our children to have good oral health. Taking care of our babies’ teeth is a great way to prevent cavities and dental injuries. Read on to learn some tips from our Tucson pediatric dentists. You can also visit this page by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for some frequently asked questions and their answers!

Healthy Teeth: Supervise Brushing

Supervise your children’s brushing until they are old enough to brush properly. Even when they are able to brush by themselves, double check to make sure all areas were cleaned. This will help ensure that they are not using too much toothpaste, swallowing toothpaste, or skipping flossing. Stress the importance of brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. One way to encourage healthy teeth is by getting a fun toothbrush and toothpaste.

Mouth Guards

Always make your child wears a mouth guard when participating in a contact sport. This will help protect the mouth and could save you hundreds of dollars in dental work! Custom mouth guards work best because they are formed to your child’s mouth. Mouth guards can provide much needed protection.

Regular Check Ups

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your baby visit a dentist no later than age one or six months after their first tooth erupts. After the first visit, your child should see a dentist every six months. This will ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and cavity prevention! Make dental visits a routine for your child so that they know the importance. They may even come to like visiting the dentist if it is a fun, kid’s office.

Great Grins Children’s Dentistry is located in Tucson, AZ. Our board certified pediatric dentists specialize in dentistry for infants, children, and teens, including those with special needs. Call today to schedule an appointment at (520)325-4746!


Questions About a Kid’s Dentist

As a parent, you probably have a number of questions that you’d like to ask your child’s dentist. After all, the more information you have before making an appointment, the better you can prepare both yourself and your child. These are some of the most frequently asked questions by parents regarding pediatric dentists. Read on to learn more about a child’s first dental visit and some tips.

Common Questions: When Should the First Visit Be?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child to a pediatric dentist  by age one or no later than six months after the first tooth erupts. There are situations where this recommendation can vary. If your baby is born with teeth or gets teeth at a very young age, or if you have any additional concerns, it is always a good idea to contact a pediatric dentist. Even if you have no concerns, it is important that your little one visits a dentist by age one. Early visits to the dentist ensure that the child builds a positive relationship with the dentist. They can also prevent bigger dental problems in the future.

What Can I Do?

Good oral health starts at home, so it is important to take an active role. Try to give your child foods from every food group daily. Juice and other sugary drinks or food are common culprits of cavities in baby teeth. Brush your child’s teeth at least twice per day for two minutes at a time. Floss the child’s teeth at least once per day as well. Brushing and flossing should be supervised by an adult until the child can do it on his/her own.

Are Dentist Appointments Necessary?

Yes, it is extremely important that your child receives routine care from a kids dentist. Regular cleanings and fluoride treatment can reduce decay. At Great Grins Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Lele and Dr. Wolfman are Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. They specialize in dental care for infant, children, and teens. If you have any questions, call us today at (520)325-4746 and schedule your child’s visit!


Oral Hygiene Tips for Children and Parents

Oral hygiene starts at home. The more children brush their teeth at home, the less likely they are to have problems when they visit the dentist. It can be hard to get a child to brush his/her teeth. It is important to make it a habit to brush two times a day and floss once a day. Visiting the dentist is also necessary. Your child’s pediatric dentist can help prevent oral decay and also give you health tips. Read on to learn more about more ways to keep your little one’s teeth clean.

Make Oral Health Fun!

It might sound impossible, but it is actually pretty easy to make brushing fun! One option is to get different kinds of toothpastes for children to choose from. They can have characters or different flavors. Your little one can choose a different paste each day and have something to look forward to! Another idea is to sing songs before, during, or after brushing. You know your child best, so find a plan that works best for your family.

Go Electric

Investing in an electric toothbrush is another great way to keep a child interested. Many electric toothbrushes play music, sounds, or even glow in the dark. Some vibrate and have different cartoon characters as well. All of these features catch a child’s attention and make it more likely for them to brush. Another useful thing about some electric toothbrushes is that they come with timers. It is important for kids to brush for enough time. Click here to learn more about your child’s oral health.

Pediatric Dentist in Tucson

At Great Grins Children’s Dentistry, Drs. Kedar Lele and Angela Wolfman specialize in oral care for infants, children, and teens, including those with special needs. We are conveniently located in central Tucson next to the Rillito River. Give us a call at (520)325-4746 to learn more and to schedule your child’s appointment!


Toothache: Pain Relief Recommendations

Does your child have a toothache? Toothaches can be tricky, especially for little ones. Sometimes it is a temporary feeling. Other times, it may be something more serious that requires professional help. It is tough to see your child in pain, especially when the source is not visible. Below are some tips for toothache relief. At Great Grins Children’s Dentistry, we are always happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Pain Relief for Toothache

In most cases, toothaches are caused by debris that is lodged between the teeth. To relieve toothache pain, rinse the mouth with water. If this doesn’t work, try using some floss to clean the area that hurts. This will usually fix the problem. However, if the problem persists, you may need to visit your child’s dentist sooner.

More Severe Cases

Some tooth pain is not just caused by debris in the mouth and can be a more serious problem. The toothache can be caused by a dental injury or tooth decay. In these situations, rinse the mouth thoroughly and then get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Acting quickly could make it possible for the dentist to save the tooth. Your dentist may also prescribe medication if there is an infection. Our office in Tucson, AZ offers emergency appointments for urgent cases.

Find a Dentist in Tucson

Dr. Kedar Lele and Dr. Angela Wolfman at Great Grins Children’s Dentistry are both board certified pediatric dentists. They specialize in dental care for infants, children, and teens, including those with special needs. Our office is specifically designed to make children feel comfortable. Drs. Lele and Wolfman offer various services and we are in network with most insurance plans! Great Grins is conveniently located in central Tucson, next to the Rillito River. Give us a call at (520)325-4746 to schedule your little one’s appointment and see what we are all about.


Prevent Cavities: Helpful Tips

Wondering how to prevent cavities? Oral health is very important. Teeth are at their best when they are brushed regularly and taken care of. For children, this means that they have to take extra good care of their teeth in between dental visits. Parents also play a big role in their dental health. Your child’s pediatric dentist can give you information on how to prevent cavities and tooth decay.

How to Prevent Cavities: Brushing

Teeth should be brushed at least twice daily and flossed every day, especially before bed. Children in particular need to be reminded and helped in the process. Brushing and flossing should be supervised until a child is old enough to do it on his/her own. For babies, use a small amount of toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice. The amount of toothpaste used should gradually increase as the child grows older. You can start using a fluoride toothpaste once the child is about three years old, as this helps to build stronger tooth enamel.

A Healthy Diet

In addition to brushing, diet also has a big impact on dental health and can help prevent cavities. Parents should avoid giving children sticky, sugary foods, especially between meals, as much as possible. Sugar mixes with the bacteria that is naturally occurring in the mouth to form an acid that causes tooth decay. Have your child follow a balanced diet to promote good oral health. This can help prevent bigger dental problems in the future.

Kid’s Dentist in Tucson

Visiting the dentist every six months is an important step towards good oral hygiene. A dentist may recommend that your child be seen more often. Call Great Grins Children’s Dentistry at (520) 325-4746 to schedule your little one’s appointment. Our doctors in Tucson, AZ are board certified pediatric dentists. Visit us to see what our office is all about!


White Fillings and Silver Fillings

What are the differences between white fillings and silver fillings? When part of a tooth starts to decay, a visit to the dentist is the first step towards a solution. When a cavity is filled by a dentist, the decayed part of the tooth will be removed with a drill. This prevents the decay from spreading further into the tooth. Then, the dentist will fill the tooth, so that the patient is able to eat without worrying about having a hole present. So, what is used to fill the tooth? Here are some different methods:

Tooth Colored Resin

When the cavity is located on the chewing surface or the top of the tooth, dentists will apply a resin. After the dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth, he/she then applies the resin to the hole and covers it with a sealant. This procedure is usually done at a preventative measure.

White Fillings

When a cavity forms on the front of the tooth, a composite resin is used. This resin is made to match the tooth in color, since the filling will be highly visible. White fillings only work on small cavities, which is why they are usually only used on the front portion of the tooth.

Silver Fillings

In situations where the back teeth require a filling, dentists often use silver fillings. Although they are more visible than tooth colored fillings, this option is highly durable, so you won’t have to worry as much about damaging the filling over time.

Kid’s Dentist in Tucson

Looking for a great pediatric dentist in Tucson, AZ? Contact our office at 520-325-4746. At Great Grins Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Wolfman and Dr. Lele are both board certified pediatric dentists who specialize in dental care for infants, children, and teens, including those with special needs.

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