Apples You Can Eat with Braces: Baked Apple Recipe

When you have braces, whole apples are not allowed to be eaten due to the fact that biting into one can rip the brackets right off your teeth. So, what do you do if you’re an apple-lover with braces? We’ve got you covered with this baked apple recipe that is... Read more »

Tips on How to Help Your Children Enjoy Losing Their Baby Teeth

If the natural tooth-loss process for baby teeth is hard for you and your child, you’re not alone. Many kids feel anxious, nervous and even scared when they first start to lose their baby teeth. They don’t know what is happening! This can make the entire process very tough for... Read more »

How to Make Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids

If your child does not like caring for their smile, there is no reason to feel bad. Many children also despise oral hygiene. They find it boring and repetitive. Well, although this is the case, it’s still important to try and make oral hygiene fun and enjoyable so they can... Read more »

Laughing Gas Can Ease Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

If you have not heard of laughing gas, also called nitrous oxide, our team is happy to fill you in! Laughing gas is a method of sedation dentistry that is offered by several pediatric dentists for children who have anxiety when it comes to receiving dental care. We invite you... Read more »

How to Have a Healthy Easter Smile

Easter is quickly approaching and you’re probably getting ready for the Easter egg hunts, family celebrations and more. As you prepare, it’s best to remember to keep your child's smile in mind. If you’re not careful, Easter festivities can harm their teeth and gums. So, our pediatric dentists, Dr. Anthony... Read more »

Children and Teeth Grinding

Does your child grind their teeth? If so, you probably cringe at the sound and worry about your child’s little chompers. Well, your child suffers from something called bruxism, which is another name for teeth grinding. Our dentists, Dr. Anthony Scoma and Dr. Natalie Lam, would like to tell you... Read more »

Being Prepared for a Pediatric Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can occur at any time, and you don’t want to be caught off guard when an accident happens to your child’s mouth or teeth. At Seaside Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Inc, we will always assist you and your child in an emergency situation; however, in the case of... Read more »

Children Need Regularly Scheduled Dental Checkups

The American Dental Association notes that you can start brushing and flossing your child’s teeth immediately after they develop. The Association also encourages families to bring their child to their first dental checkup within six months after her child’s first tooth and before her first birthday.  From that point on,... Read more »

Primary Teeth Are Gradually Replaced With 32 Permanent Teeth

Within the first two to three years of life, the average child receives their 20 primary teeth. These teeth will provide them with the essential functionality to speak, bite, chew, and break down food. Starting around their fifth to sixth year, your child will start to lose these primary teeth.... Read more »

The Reasons Why Your Regular Adjustment Appointments Are Important When You Have Braces

Are you curious to know why your adjustment appointments are important for your orthodontic journey? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Anthony Scoma, is more than happy to tell you why. That way you’ll understand the purpose behind the treatment and you will also feel more motivated to attend your appointments.... Read more »