Dental Advice

'Dr. Craig' Rechkemmer
Dental Advice


‘Dr. Craig’ Rechkemmer earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in May 2002. He spent six years on the Tooth Truck providing dental care to at-risk children in the Springfield area. In 2008, Dr. Craig joined the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock where he created a state-wide Dental Outreach program and provided care to children of all needs and abilities. After four years with the Children’s Hospital, he has returned to Springfield to create Little Grins Dental, where he will continue to provide care to children in a warm and friendly environment.


Winter 2013: Eight Ideas to Make Brushing Easy and Fun

Does tooth brushing time feel like a minty-fresh form of torture at your house? If your New Year’s resolutions include getting the kids to brush their teeth, check out our tips to make taking care of those little grins easier for everyone involved.   1 | Use a timer Whether it’s an hourglass-style sand timer […]


Summer 2013: Five Foods for Oral Health

We all know that brushing, flossing and staying away from sugary foods helps to keep our teeth healthy, but did you know that there are certain foods that can help make your mouth healthier? Brushing and flossing will always be your best defense against tooth decay and gum disease, but incorporating these foods into your […]

Little Grins Dental

Spring 2013: Little Grins, Lots of Love

There is so much to learn about prenatal and postnatal baby care—it’s easy to forget about our pearly whites while prepping the nursery or tending to the marathon of diaper changes, feedings, naps, and playtime. So we cut some of the work out for you and did a little Q & A about teeth with […]

Tooth Fairy Traditions

Fall 2013: Tooth Fairy Traditions

Every birthday brings new milestones. Around the sixth birthday, most children lose their first teeth. Here in United States, that lost tooth means that it’s time for a visit from the Tooth Fairy! If you’d like to create some Tooth Fairy traditions, we have some ideas and resources to get you started. A Tooth Record […]