The Blue Sky Smiles team knows parenting is equal parts rewarding and exhausting—most of us have kids ourselves, so we know how much effort it takes to keep kids healthy and happy—and everyone from mommy blogs to mothers-in-law has opinions on where parents are falling short. Are the kids eating a balanced diet? Getting enough […]Continue Reading »
If you fear shots, injections, or medical needles in general, you may be suffering from trypanophobia—and an estimated 10 percent of Americans share the same aversion. The general public calls it “needle phobia” but the DSM-IV classified it as a specific phobia of medical needles as of 1994. Dr. Brent Robinson understands these fears, and […]Continue Reading »
Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease was first described in 1890? It wasn’t until 1941 that Periodontics was recognized as a dental specialty, which is a large gap in time—kind of like the gap between your gums and your teeth that can be created by gum disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss! […]Continue Reading »
Dental implants replace an entire tooth—including the root—with a permanent replacement. Dr. Brent Robinson can tell you it is the #1 most popular tooth replacement method in all of dentistry, but there are many reasons dental implant surgery may be recommended. Dental implants may work for you if you have one or more teeth missing, […]Continue Reading »
The first known dental crowns were made as far back as 200 A.D. when Etruscans used gold to create crowns and bridges. Can you imagine what the process must have been like without the technology we have now? If you’d rather not, we can’t blame you! Thanks to digital x-rays and impressions, dentists today can […]Continue Reading »
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist! We at Blue Sky Smiles know that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to […]Continue Reading »
In a world of same-day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same-day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, for both […]Continue Reading »
If you’re browsing a dentist’s website and see a dental association name or logo, you might wonder what it means. You might also see an association logo on the bottom of a public ad about oral health. These logos represent a specific group of professional dentists. It means your dentist or the ad you see […]Continue Reading »
At Blue Sky Smiles, we know that parents work hard to prioritize their child’s health and happiness—you can count on us to do the same! The smiles of your children are a contagious expression of delight, and our role as their oral healthcare provider is to protect those precious pearly whites. That’s why we fill […]Continue Reading »
If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]Continue Reading »
At Blue Sky Smiles, we take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments are more accessible and affordable than ever. […]Continue Reading »
Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Saginaw dentist Dr. Brent Robinson is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, […]Continue Reading »
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*Dr. Robinson is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.