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 »

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 »