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 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 »

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 »