Going to the dentist is often seen as one of those “necessary evil” situations. Much like getting groceries or running errands, it’s an activity that you frequently bring your children along for. Since that’s the case, we suggest finding a dentist that the whole family loves! That way, when you come in for your appointment, they can have their appointment too. Plus it’s scientifically proven, adults with the best dental hygiene learned it from following their parents as models. At Silver Spring Family Smiles, we help our patients fall in love with their smile now matter what age they are. In our blogs, we cover important questions, common problems, and fun history that the whole family can benefit from. Check it out!

  1. Fun Facts About Animal Teeth

    Oftentimes when we think of teeth we think about our own, human teeth but there are some wild facts out there about animal teeth that we bet you don’t know! We compiled a list of super fun and crazy animal dental facts for you to entertain with at your nephew’s birthday party this summer. Mammal…Read More

  2. Is Gum Good for Your Teeth?

    Is Popping Your Gum Helping Your Teeth? Surprisingly enough, chewing bubblegum is actually good for your teeth. Despite what you may think, chewing gum can trick your salivary glands to produce more saliva than usual. Because of this, your pearly whites get a proper wash down and can get rid of some…Read More

  3. When to Change Out Your Toothbrush?

    Should I Change Out My Toothbrush? Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is important. Without a proper toothbrush, your teeth can rot away and even fall out. Now, of course, dental health isn’t this dramatic. If you miss a day of brushing your teeth, your teeth will most certainly not fall out.…Read More

  4. Candy That Will Ruin Your Teeth

    Stay Away From These Holiday Candies! The holidays are here! But unfortunately, that also means that sweet treats in shiny tins and paper wrapping are too. Never fear! Though there are indulgences all around you, testing your self-control, there are ways to keep yourself from eating too many snacks …Read More

  5. Foods that Naturally Whiten Your Smile

    Get Your Pearly Whites Camera Ready! Your teeth are important for many reasons. For one, without them, eating would be impossible. However, teeth are also important because they structure your face, help you enunciate, and show your emotions. In this blog, will be going over some delicious snacks yo…Read More

  6. 5 Reasons Why Children Are Afraid of Dentists

    Why Are Children Afraid and How to Prevent This Fear Children can sometimes be shy is unknown situations. For instance, on their first day of school, it can be difficult for them to adjust to a new environment. Because of the fear of something new and unknown, children can become uncomfortable and f…Read More

  7. Learn Proper Teeth Cleaning Procedures

    Brushing and Flossing Brushing and flossing go together like peanut butter and jam or butter and toast — it is hard to see one without the other. The unfortunate reality is that dentists actually rarely see patients complete both brushing and flossing. In fact, when it comes to flossing, dentists …Read More