Growing Great Grins

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Growing Great Grins Leslie Blackburn, DDS
Leslie Blackburn, DDS

Visiting the dentist can be challenging, even for adults. We often experience a certain amount of anxiety at the prospect. But when we try to provide good dental care for our children, things can become even more difficult.

Little ones often don’t understand why they need to sit in that chair or open their mouths or do any one of the many things required for their own dental health. That’s why many parents and their kids consider Dr. Leslie Blackburn their own personal superhero. She’s been making dental care fright free since 2012.

Dr. Blackburn’s approach to “un-scary” dental care begins with the space. Not only is the office clean and welcoming, it’s full of bright colors and art at a little one’s eye level. A game room provides spaces for creativity and entertainment. You’ll even find a gumball machine. Wide-open spaces in the hygiene area help everyone breathe easier.

The additional foundation for Dr. Blackburn’s out-of-the-ordinary care is her team. She takes months to hire new staff, making sure that employees have a clear understanding of the importance of patient and parent comfort. Over 75% of the rave reviews the practice receives mention the high-performing staff. Four assistants from Dr. Blackburn’s team regularly rotate around the waiting area to make sure everyone has everything they need to enjoy a great experience.

But that’s not all. Dr. Blackburn and her team are all in when it comes to making dental visits a fun experience. Televisions mounted opposite operatory chairs and on the ceilings allow kids to lie back and watch their favorite movies. A mix of current favorites and older classic movies play continuously in the hygiene area. Twice a month, a face painter or balloon artist arrives to up the fun.

Blankets and pillow rolls allow little ones to snuggle down comfortably for their treatment times. Special cushions support the smallest patients and help them rest comfortably.

Where treatment is concerned, Dr. Blackburn takes great pride in offering laser applications to ease concern about needles and noises. Laser anesthesia feels like water blowing in the mouth. This state-of-the-art technology allows Dr. Blackburn to handle many procedures without the need for the poke of a shot. Cavities on the tops, sides, or fronts of teeth can be treated with the Waterlase laser, often without the use of anesthetic.

Parents can also take advantage of plenty of stress relievers, too. A comfort menu with lap desks, phone chargers, and spa amenities allows parents to keep taking care of business if that’s what they need or enjoy a cozy and much-needed break. Complimentary snacks and beverages including coffee, tea, and waters are also on offer.

Do yourself and your child a favor. Visit Growing Great Grins, where your child’s comfort and care are top of the list.


1001 Medical Plaza Drive
Suite 350
The Woodlands, Texas 77380