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 »

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 »