Oral Health Care Procedures: Pediatric Dentistry

Have you ever considered the benefits that pediatric dentistry can have for your child's oral health care? Before your child is 1 year’s old, it is imperative to bring them in for an oral examination and professional cleaning to ensure their teeth are clean and their oral health care is... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities from Developing on Your Child’s Molars and Premolars

The process of growing up causes a plethora of changes with your child’s body. This includes their 20 primary teeth being replaced by the 32 permanent teeth that will need to last them through adulthood. Sometimes permanent premolars and molars have deep textures in the tooth enamel along the biting... Read more »

Details on the Right Sippy Cup for Your Child

Do you ever wonder if the children’s sippy cups are safe for your child’s smile? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents want to choose the best sippy cups for their children. Unfortunately, there are some sippy cups that can harm the teeth, but there are also cups that are... Read more »

The Excitement of a Better Smile Awaits with Thumb Sucking Prevention

Are you aware that sucking on thumbs can impair your smile and knock it out of alignment? Given the perils that exist, thumb sucking should be discouraged whenever possible. A better smile awaits with thumb sucking prevention. The key to understanding thumb sucking includes the following: - Seek to encourage... Read more »

Teens and Teeth

Being a teenager can be tough. It is a time in person’s life when they are self-conscious about everything. And during the teen years, kids are especially concerned about appearances. Good oral health is a necessity at every stage in life, and the teen years are a good time to... Read more »

Getting Ready for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Many people have grown up over the years with a fear of the dentist. At Seaside Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Inc, Dr. Anthony Scoma and his staff want your child to be ready for her visit, and to be comfortable at the office. One way to do that is start... Read more »

Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Brush

Although children at a young age cannot brush their own teeth, it still must be done twice daily. Brushing a child’s teeth is vital to ensure the proper growth of their teeth including the permanent pair that is to grow in later in life. Here are some tips for teaching... Read more »

Treatment Tips for Children Who Are Teething

Is your child beginning to show signs of teething? Teething is a natural, but potentially painful, event in every young child’s life when their first set of teeth finally break the surface of the gums. When breaking the skin, discomfort and pain can be present. Listed below are a few... Read more »

Have You Ever Heard of Clear Aligners?

Have you ever heard of clear aligners? With the Invisalign® orthodontic aligner system, your child's smile can be enhanced with the help of clear aligners. Not only do they work to straighten their teeth, but they also improve their oral health and lessen the risk for oral injuries, all the... Read more »

What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and How Can It Be Prevented?

What is baby bottle tooth decay and how can it be prevented? Baby bottle tooth decay is an oral health care condition in infants caused be excessive exposure to sugar and other harmful substances, typically via the use of a baby bottle. If left unchecked, baby bottle tooth decay can... Read more »