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 »

Korean Dental Traditions and More

Did you grow up giving your pearly whites to the Tooth Fairy? Would she also set a bit of money beneath your pillow to trade you for the tooth? If so, you probably were raised in the United States of America. Our Tooth Fairy custom is exciting for us, and... Read more »

Tooth Buds Basics

What are tooth buds? Regrettably, they’re not main characters from a fun kids’ television show about sentient tooth humanoids sharing oral hygiene guidance. (Yet.) An understanding about tooth buds will help encourage you to practice great dental hygiene habits when treating your child’s chompers, so we’ve put together this information... Read more »

Holiday Foods for Those With Braces: Do’s and Don’ts

The holidays are here, and with them come delicious holiday meals. Here are some things you may find on the menu, and whether or not you can eat them while you have braces. Turkey: Turkey and other protein-packed foods are an excellent source of phosphorous. Phosphorous helps the body absorb... Read more »

Your Child’s Retainer Will Require Daily Maintenance

Your orthodontist, Dr. Anthony Scoma, provided your child with their new retainer to help hold their teeth in their new, beautiful position. This is a key step to preserving the realignment their braces created. This retainer will need daily care and cleaning to guarantee its maximum effectiveness. If any part... Read more »

In the Case of an Orthodontic Emergency

During orthodontic treatment, certain issues can occur. Things like neglecting to wear a mouth guard when playing sports or eating foods that you shouldn’t can damage your braces. Keep in mind that your braces may also need fixing at some point even if you try to follow all of Dr.... Read more »

Writing Tooth Fairy Letters to Your Child

Bringing the magic of the Tooth Fairy alive in your home can be fun and exciting for both you and your child. Your child’s wonder and joy about the Tooth Fairy will no doubt bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. If you’d like to have... Read more »

How Can I Clean My Orthodontic Retainer?

Your orthodontic retainer is just like any other orthodontic appliance, which means you need to take good care of it. If you don’t, it won’t take good care of you. This is why you should clean it regularly. However, that might be a tough task if you’re not sure how... Read more »