Mouth Guard Facts & Information: National Facial Protection Month
Posted on March 30, 2017 in General
April is National Facial Protection Month and we are working to make sure you are informed and well equipped for the Spring season!
9 Fun Facts About Orthodontics: True or False
Posted on February 10, 2017 in General
True or False: There is more to know about orthodontics than you think! The answer is....TRUE.
Stephen A. Scott, DDS, MS to Partner with Westrock Orthodontics in El Dorado
Dr. Stephen A. Scott is excited to announce a partnership between Stephen A. Scott, DDS, MS, and Westrock Orthodontics effective January 2017. Dr. Scott is not retiring and plans to be fully involved in treatment for all of his patients. Patients will not see any changes in the office’s talented staff, or diagnostic and treatment regimen.
4 Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2017
Posted on January 13, 2017 in General
Here's to healthy smiles in 2017!
National Flossing Day
Posted on November 22, 2016 in General
November 25th is National Flossing Day. Here are some fun facts about flossing and why you need to be doing it.
Dangers of DIY Braces
Posted on November 18, 2016 in General
Everyone loves the “Do-it-Yourself” movement, but how far can you really take it?
My Transformation from A Self-Conscious 11 Year Old
As a very self-conscious eleven-year-old child, I was cursed with severe overjet or “buck teeth”. I welcomed the idea of braces and sought out an orthodontic evaluation in my hometown of Jonesboro, AR. At that evaluation, I met my orthodontist, Dr. Scott Allen, who informed me of my treatment options. Additionally, I learned that I would be a more complex case due to the fact that I was congenitally missing my maxillary lateral incisors. I had never realized that two of my permanent teeth, the upper ones 2nd from the middle, had never developed.
6 Steps for Making Treatment a Breeze
In our office, we get a lot of questions about pain, especially our new patients. Pain is certainly not uncommon when adjusting to having braces or getting new wires. For this reason, it's important to know these quick tips to make your treatment a breeze!
Arkansas Mission of Mercy
This past weekend I had the privilege of participating in the Arkansas Mission of Mercy. This event, also known as ArMOM, is an event where dentists from all parts of the state provide free dental treatment for underserved Arkansans. This year the event took place at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. As an orthodontist, I myself wondered if I was going to be able to participate. There was no way I could perform orthodontic treatment in just two days! But before anyone becomes an orthodontist, they are trained as a general dentist. So this was a unique opportunity to put those skills learned in dental school to good use.
April is National Facial Protection Month
Posted on April 11, 2016 in General
Many sports injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate protective gear. April is National Facial Protection Month and each time this month rolls around I like to remind athletes, their parents and coaches to play it safe by wearing mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in activities that could cause injuries.