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2018 Insurance Info

Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will continue to accept the insurance policies we honored in 2017! As many concerned parents know,…

Medicaid Changes to Dental Insurance

Medicaid Changes Coming Soon! Medicaid dental insurance is changing across Arkansas. With these changes, we know you may feel uncertain…

How can I prepare for my child’s first exam?

At Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we know that new surroundings, especially a dentist office, can be scary for kids. As…

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Aaron K. Forrester, D.D.S., is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. So what does that mean? Board certification comes from…

Baby's First Exam

How can I prepare for my baby’s first exam?

As a Groovy mom, you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Association of Pediatrics…

Your Child’s Dental Health: 6 Mistakes To Avoid

Dental health is in the news again, which makes it important to know that your information is coming from trusted…

How can I make my child comfortable during treatment?

At Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we offer topical and local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and general anesthesia. We…

Why is it important to schedule every six months?

Why is it important to schedule an appointment every six months?

Dental plaque can be seen on teeth after one to two days with no brushing. Calculus is plaque that has…

Does the type of toothpaste really matter?

Does the type of toothpaste really matter?

No matter what brand you choose, be sure to buy toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal to ensure…

What kind of toothbrush should I get for my child?

Which style toothbrush is the best? Extra-soft, round-ended bristles make the best toothbrushes because they clean gently.

How much toothpaste should I use?

How much toothpaste should I use?

For ages 6 months to 3 years, you should place a “smear” layer on your child’s toothbrush. Dr. Forrester and…

How should I brush and floss my child’s teeth?

Help children brush their teeth until they are 6 to 7 years old and can remember to complete the task…

How can I get my teen to understand the effects of tobacco use on his teeth?

How can I get my teen to understand the effects of tobacco use on his teeth?

Of course, smoking, as well as smokeless tobacco, is bad for your overall health, but it also causes damage to…

How can I help my teen stop grinding his/her teeth?

How can I help my teen stop grinding his/her teeth?

Teeth grinding during adolescence can cause jaw joint problems. Have your teen wear a mouth guard at night to reduce…

Should my teen wear mouthguards during sports?

Should my teen wear mouth guards during sports?

Yes, use mouth guards during any contact sport, such as football, soccer, and hockey. Mouth guards protect the teeth and…

My child has shown interest in teeth whitening.

My child has shown interest in teeth whitening. What works best?

It’s common for teens to be worried about their personal appearance and having white teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can…

How can I help my teen banish bad breath?

How can I help my teen banish bad breath?

Remember to properly brush the teeth, gums, palate, and tongue and floss each day to reduce bacteria levels and improve…

My teen is always chewing gum.

My teen is always chewing gum. Is this bad?

Actually, sugarless gum can help prevent tooth decay by cleaning the biting surfaces and stimulating the production of saliva. Ensure…

My teen never had cavities until recently. Why?

My teen never had cavities until recently. Why?

Cavities can occur more often in teens thanks to increased consumption of soft drinks and sports drinks available at school.…

Dental Emergency Conway Arkansas

How can I baby-proof my home to reduce dental emergencies?

It’s fairly common to see injuries to the upper-front teeth. In fact, ages 2 – 4 have the highest frequency…

What foods are good for my toddler's teeth?

What foods are good for my toddler’s teeth?

A good rule of thumb is if the food is good for the rest of your body, it’s probably good…

What can I do to ensure my child's teeth are straight?

What can I do to ensure my child’s teeth are straight?

At each visit, we can evaluate your child’s dental alignment, including spacing, arch development, and eruption.

Is it bad if my child’s teeth are sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks?

Not necessarily, but you should let us know at your next appointment so we can discuss the possible causes. The…

Does thumb sucking or pacifier use cause damage?

Does thumb-sucking or pacifier use cause damage?

Years of thumb sucking or pacifiers can cause dental or speech problems, but typically not until a child is 4…

How can I help my teen stop grinding his/her teeth

What should I do if my child grinds his teeth?

Multiple studies have been conducted on bruxism but no definitive answer can be given as to the cause. In some…

Permanent Teeth

When will my child’s permanent teeth come in?

Typically, permanent teeth begin to develop under the gums in utero and begin to erupt around age 6. When the…

Is nursing harmful to my baby's teeth?

Is nursing harmful to my baby’s teeth?

Nursing your baby to sleep or allowing your baby to sleep with a bottle can harm teeth. During sleep, the…

Primary teeth fall out anyway, why do they matter?

Primary teeth fall out anyway, so why do they matter?

Primary teeth are critical to helping your child learn to eat and speak, as well as aid in the development…

When should my baby’s teeth come in?

Most often, you should see your baby’s first tooth between 5 – 8 months. The bottom-center front teeth (central incisors)…

Why is flouride good for teeth?

Why is Flouride Good for Teeth?

Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel, so it’s important to get enough each day. You can find fluoride in your…

Dental Caries

What is Dental Caries?

Dental caries is an infectious disease that causes tooth decay or cavities. Untreated caries can cause severe pain, local or…

Should I be worried about teething?

Should I be worried about teething?

Statistically, most babies make it through the teething stage easily. However, some children can experience earaches, gastro-esophageal reflux, diarrhea, a…

When should I begin taking my child to the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that you take your child…

Why should I start taking my child to the dentist so early?

Why do I need to take my child to the dentist so early?

The earlier a professional can evaluate the status of your child’s dental health, the better. Early cleaning and treatment helps…