Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry


A step-by-step video guide on how to brush your teeth properly for toddlers, preschoolers, kids and people of all abilities!

Let's Brush My Teeth
How-To Video for All Abilities

- Dental Consults | Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Glassell Dental First Smile Pediatric Dentistry
- Role Models | Adorable Arabella, Caring Cara, Dear Dr. McCormack, Gallant Greyson, Jaunty June, Jovial James and Kind-Hearted Krish
- Service Dog | Cadbury
- Service Dog Organization | Canine Companions For Independence
- AAC | The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders and TASK
- Photo | Kboompics from Pexels
- Music | Barroom Ballet - Silent Film Light by Kevin MacLeod

Disclaimer: This video is not sponsored.
Congratulations to you! Parents voted and Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is Hulafrog's Most Loved Pediatric Dentist for 2020!
I need to give a second shout out here because Dr. McCormack and her staff are freakin' awesome. For years, they've been so patient in allowing our son to slowly be exposed and eventually get through his entire appointment. ON TOP OF THAT, they allowed us to do this Social Story video to help our son brave his fears. This video will give you a great glimpse of how fantastic the team is and what's in store for your kiddo:
A social story video on going to the dentist for toddlers, kids, and people of all abilities! We model utilizing an AAC device called LAMP that Knightly uses to communicate. With plenty of people scared to go to the dentist, may this help instill courage as you see kids successfully going through the whole dental visit!

Why do we make Social Stories?

Our Social Story Saturdays are videos that guide step-by-step what someone can expect, what they need to do, and how to communicate their needs when these are challenges for them to do so. Research shows video-based modeling is a powerful tool for many types of people, especially children with disabilities such as Down syndrome or autism.

So join our #mightyknightly for today's Social Story Saturday:

Let's Go to the Dentist!


LINKS (not sponsors)
- Dental Office | Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
- Dentist | Dr. Laura McCormack
- Kid Role Models | Brave Ben, Super Sammy, Clever Carly and Magnificent Michael
- Behavioral Therapist | Jessica Kim of Behavior Functions, Inc.
- Gifted Cakes | Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Music | Rainbow Forest by Quincas Moreira
- Photo | D. Park Studios |


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Disclaimer: This video is not sponsored.
This popular little blowfish from the creative team Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry won our annual pumpkin decorating contest! 🐡This is the second time their office has taken the grand prize 🏆 We are so grateful to ask the offices who participated this year. You made a lot of sick kids smile 😁 #simplygivesback #simplyorthodontics #beembraced #braces #CHOC #pumpkins #pumpkindecorating #dentaloffice @ CHOC Children's
Pumpkins are back! 🎃Each year we ask our local dentist friends to decorate some pumpkins for us to donate to @CHOC Children's. The winning office gets treated to lunch by Dr. Shung! Help us decide the winner by leaving a comment below or going to our highlights to see them in detail. Thank you to Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry, First Smile Pediatric Dentistry,
Irvine Kid's Dentist, Light Breeze Dental, Clear Dental, Stan Chien D.D.S., Inc. , sean h yu dds inc, Sand Canyon Dental, and ABC Kids Dental
Dr. Shung is very proud of his #bottlecapchallenge 🦶🏼🥋 Just call him Bruce Shung the next time you see him 😂 We challenge Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, First Smile Pediatric Dentistry and Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry next! #simplyorthodontics #beembraced #brucelee #irvineorthodontics #irvineorthodontist #irvine #dentaloffice
Wonderful staff. Patient with kids. Clean facility. Great dentist.
Wow wow wow, Dr. Amber is not only one of the nicest doctors , she took pride in her job and it shows! She fixed my sons tooth and did an absolutely amazing job!!!! The dental hygienist and staff were not only friendly but helpful. Highly highly recommend Growing Smiles !!!!!

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry provides quality pediatric dental care to the community of Irvine, CA and surrounding areas.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 04/22/2022

What is that purple swelling on my baby’s gums? ​​​​​​​​
Imagine looking over at your crying little one only to see a bluish-purple lump on their gums. This might sound very scary, but eruption hematomas (or eruptions cysts) are relatively common. ​​​​​​​​
Eruption cysts are a type of fluid filled sac that forms on the top of a tooth that is coming through. The cysts are often blue, raised, able to be compressed and oval shaped.​​​​​​​​
While definitely scary looking, most eruption cysts don’t require special treatment. However, for your own piece of mind (and to remain on the safe side) contact your dentist and describe the symptoms if you see anything unusual in your child’s mouth. #pediatricdentistry #kidsdentist #ockidsdentist #irvinekidsdentist #pediatricdentalcare #tustinkidsdentist #dentalhome #growinghealthysmiles #babylife #babyoralcare #momlife #babyteeth #letsraisehealthykids #dentalfamily #comegrowwithus

Timeline photos 03/17/2022

We have some EXCITING news to share!! ​​​​​​​​
Growing smiles is growing! We are excited to announce that we are expanding into the suite next door. This will provide us more space and more available appointment times! ​​​​​​​​
We are hoping to complete the expansion by the end of summer and can’t wait to share pictures with you along the way! #pediatricdentistry #kidsdentist #ockidsdentist #irvinekidsdentist #pediatricdentalcare #tustinkidsdentist #ocmoms #dentalfamily #childrensdentist #dentalhome #growinghealthysmiles #babylife #babyoralcare #momlife #babyteeth #letsraisehealthykids #dentalfamily #comegrowwithus #smilesgrowhere

Photos from Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry's post 11/01/2021

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Halloween!! 🎃

Timeline photos 09/28/2021

Accidents happen! Did you know sometimes the fragment of tooth that has broken off can be re-attached? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is a case in which our patient broke their front tooth and we were able to reattach the broken fragment. Yay for small victories! ❤️🦷❤️ #pediatricdentistry #kidsdentist #ockidsdentist #irvinekidsdentist #pediatricdentalcare #childrensdentist #tustinkidsdentist #dentalhome #growinghealthysmiles #dentalfamily #ocmoms #ocfamily

Timeline photos 09/23/2021

We are so excited to announce the addition of another wonderful pediatric dentist to our Growing Smiles family! Please help us in welcoming Dr. Jackie Nelson. For those of you that haven’t met her, we know you will love her as much as we do!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Although originally from Arizona, Dr. Jackie received her DDS with honors from UCLA School of Dentistry. She then completed her pediatric specialty training at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. While she loved the mountains of Utah, she is very excited to be back in warm southern California with her family. When she is not providing dental care, Dr. Jackie is spending time with her husband, 1 year old son, Luke, and golden retriever, Chief. She loves skiing, yoga, attending sporting events, watching movies, and trips to Disneyland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#pediatricdentist #bestofthebest #bestteam #ockidsdentist #irvinemoms #irvinekidsdentist
#tustinmoms #ocmoms #ockids #growinghealthysmiles


First day of school here we go! 💛

Wishing you all a wonderful start to this school year! Let’s make this year great!
#pediatricdentistry #kidsdentist #ockidsdentist #irvinekidsdentist #pediatricdentalcare #tustinkidsdentist #letsgrowtogether #newschoolyear #healthysmilesforlife #irvinekids #irvinekidsdentist

Timeline photos 08/16/2021

Goodbye Summer!! Can you believe it is time to go back to school. Some of you may have already started even! Hope you all enjoyed your summer and were able to create some beautiful memories with your family! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now back to learning and routines. Don’t forget twice a day brushing. In the morning before the kids head out to school and night time before bed brush and floss! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#backtoschool #pediatricdentistry #kidsdentist #ockidsdentist #irvinekidsdentist #pediatricdentalcare #tustinkidsdentist


Our office will be closed on Monday July 5th in observance of the holiday. We will be back in the office on Tuesday July 6th at 9:00AM. We hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Timeline Photos 05/14/2021

✨Pediatric Zirconia Crowns✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t these crowns look so natural! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This little ones teeth presented with extensive cavities. After careful consideration and discussing all options with parents it was decided to fix the four front teeth using zirconia crowns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Parents where so happy to have a healthy and beautiful new start! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Timeline Photos 05/08/2021

“There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.”~Unknown ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful Mamas! May your weekend be filled with lots of hugs and giggles to fill your soul! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Photos from Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry's post 05/02/2021

Did you know it’s peak strawberry picking season in California?

If you haven’t been out to The Ecology Center In San Juan Capistrano you should definitely check it out! Such a fun way to get kids interested in strawberries and other vegetables! 🍓 ⁣@theecologycenter
#strawberryseason #learningisfun #upickfarm #ocmoms #irvinemoms #tustinmoms #letsgrowtogether #healthykids

Timeline Photos 04/30/2021

My last baby turned one! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Can’t believe April came and went and my little girl is one! She is sugar and spice and ....a little bit of cayenne! 😂 She loves to dance, has four teeth and definitely try’s her hardest to keep up with her brothers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#slowdowntime #mylastlittle #ilovebabies #dontgrowtoofast #timetoseethedentist #mammaof3

Timeline Photos 04/27/2021

My child’s tooth came in, but the shape is different, why is it like this and what can we do?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Genetic and environmental factors can affect the development of teeth including the size and shape. Misshapen teeth may be isolated to one tooth or sometimes more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While a crown or veneer may have superior esthetics, as a child the gum line is still being established and this is not recommended. Composite crowns or bonding can be made to reshape and give these teeth a more natural appearance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Together with your pediatric dentist you can decide when would be a good time to have these teeth restored.

Timeline Photos 04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day!! 🌎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Using floss sticks can be so much easier when flossing our children’s teeth. Unfortunately this can produce a lot of waste for our planet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check out this reusable floss pick created by @quip as a better alternative that produces less waste. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#earthday2021 #sustainabledentistry #enviornmentallyfriendly #pediatricdentistry #kidsdentist #ockidsdentist #irvinekidsdentist #pediatricdentalcare #tustinkidsdentist


Easter is almost here!

With so many holidays that involve candy, it’s good to have some healthier alternatives. Here is a quick and fun breakfast idea that your kids are sure to love!

#getcreative #easterbreakfast #itsoktoplaywithyourfood #irvinemoms #ocmoms #tustinmoms #letsgrowhealthykids #easterfun


Again, community love means so much to us! Most loved pediatric dentist three years in a row! Thank you to all of those that voted for us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#feelingthelove #loveourcommunity #irvinefamilies #growinghealthysmiles #pediatricdentist


My little one has a cavity, now what!⠀
When it comes to baby teeth and cavities there are many ways to go about treating them. The decision on what to do will be based on many factors. As pediatric dentists we consider the child’s ability to cooperate, location of the cavity, size of the cavity, number of cavities, amongst many other things. ⠀

This little three-year-old was an amazing little helper and allowed us to fix her teeth. On the top you can see one of her front teeth was quite broken down requiring a crown. The entire process took us around 30 mins and both patient and Mom left happy! ⠀

#pediatricdentistry #pediatricdentalcare #babyteeth #irvinemoms #ocmoms #kidsdentist #hapyteeth #cavities

Photos from Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry's post 01/09/2021

Let’s do this 2021! ⁣

Feeling grateful and hopeful. While I know the decision to vaccinate can be a confusing one, I am choosing to believe in science. Hoping that our children and our world can come a little bit closer to normalcy. ⁣

#letsdothis2021 #covidvacccine #scienceisreal #trustscience #irvinecommunity #occommunity #tustincommunity


From our bubble to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! ⁣⁣

#wishingyouamerrychristmas #christmas2020 #christmascheer #happyholidays


Christmas Party 2020⁣

Today we had our office Christmas party. This year we did a masked gift exchange. Definitely a little different, but we still had a blast! Many laughs were had and a TikTok was made (check our story for a laugh). ⁣

This year I feel especially grateful to have such a wonderful team that is more than willing to do the right thing to protect our team, our patients and our community. These women work hard and do it with a smile. ❤️
#dreamteam⁣ #bestteamever #dentaldreamteam #occommunity #irvinekidsdentist #ockidsdentist #pandemiclife #pandemichristmas

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Flowerchild Festival
When you have the cutest little patients!  #toocuteforwords #loveourlittleones #babyteetharethebest
Dancing the afternoon away


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62 Corporate Park, Suite 135
Irvine, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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