Happy 7th Birthday

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a first visit to the orthodontist at age 7.  Don’t worry!  Most 7-year-olds don’t require orthodontic intervention. In fact, Dr. Gulland is very conservative in his approach and would prefer to initiate treatment when all the permanent teeth have erupted (usually around age 12). But there is a “shortlist” of problems that are best... read more »

Happy 6th Birthday!

Wow, it is hard to believe how fast 6 years can go! In the blink of an eye, your helpless little bundle of joy has grown into a little child ready to take on the world! This year Kindergarten is most likely on the horizon which will open the opportunity for your little one to learn and experience so many... read more »

Happy 5th Birthday!

Hard to believe how much your child has grown and learned this past year! If they haven’t begun a pre-school program yet, this just might be the year! Some children at this age will begin to lose baby teeth, but don’t worry if a visit from the “Tooth Fairy” doesn’t happen at age 5. Everyone’s timing is a little different.... read more »

Happy 4th Birthday!

The last year has flown by! Your child is not a toddler any longer. They have grown into a little boy or girl! New interests. New activities. Learning so many things! Continuing to take great care of those baby teeth is still so important. Baby teeth are essential for not only proper chewing and eating, but also for maintaining space... read more »

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Congratulations!  The “terrible”, or “terrific”, two’s are now behind you!  Your youngster has grown so much and is learning so many new things! One thing that may not have changed from your child’s last birthday is the number of baby teeth they have. Children get a total of 20 primary or baby teeth. Your child may have had all of... read more »

Happy 2nd Birthday!

The “Terrific Two’s”!  It’s all about perspective, right?  This is a hectic, yet exciting time in the life of your toddler. So much to see, learn and explore. So many changes. It can be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time! Last birthday your toddler may have had one or two pearly whites!  Now when you look in their... read more »

Happy 1st Birthday!

It has been a year of firsts. First smile. First food. First tooth. First steps and first words. Your little bundle of joy never ceases to amaze you with the changes from day-to-day. Your child’s first tooth probably appeared when they were 6 – 9 months of age. However, don’t be alarmed if your child is toothless on their first... read more »

The Right Age for a First Visit

Your child has had lots of “firsts”. First tooth, first steps, first words, first day of school. Now it is time for another first. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a first visit to the orthodontist at age 7. Why age 7? At this age, the first set of permanent molars (the 6-year-old molars) have erupted. Most children have lost... read more »

The Virtual Assessment – Remotely Learn Your Options

Look in the mirror. What do you see? A smile you love or a smile you would love to change? If the answer is the latter, the traditional next step would be to call our office for a free initial exam. This remains a very good option, especially if you are ready to start your journey regardless of the orthodontic... read more »

Making You Smile, Keeping you Safe

We are in the business of creating smiles. In reality, our number one priority is keeping you safe and healthy while in our office. How do we do this? It’s a multi-step approach. We employed the services of top OSHA consultant, Jackie Dorst, to ensure we follow all OSHA and CDC requirements. We either dispose of or sterilize all of... read more »