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Jul 02
2013

Fun Trip to Roos-N-More in Moapa Valley

Roos-N-More is a small zoo located in Moapa Valley (one hour Northeast of Las Vegas) which I had first heard about from reading the Review Journal. We finally made a trip out there a couple of weekends ago and I want to share with everyone what great fun we had there! A little background first: The small zoo was started by two veterinarians in 2008 who had a menagerie of exotic animals including some special needs ones in their possession. All the animals are non-predators, friendly, curious, a...

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May 15
2013

First Dental Visit for Your Lil’ One…What to Expect?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends all children to be seen by a dentist no later than 12 months of age.  Because baby teeth are vital for proper nutrition intake for the many years to come, it is important to have them evaluated periodically starting from a young age. The first dental visit for an infant usually comprises of a thorough visual exam and fluoride gel application.  We check to see if the appropriate numbers of teeth are present, how well those teeth are ...

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May 03
2013

Family Photoshoot with Meghan Poort – Round 2

Meghan did a series of beautiful photos for us when Bianca was a baby. Two year later with the new addition to our household we are happy and lucky to have Meghan work her magic one more time! Bianca is actually quite skinny and twiggy despite having a good appetite. I was ecstatic that Meghan made her look chubby and wholesome in these pictures :-) Thank you Meghan Poort! ...

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Apr 11
2013

Sugar and Cavities – How Does A lead to B

Most of us rush our little ones to brush their teeth after eating candy as we all know that excess sugar consumption can lead to cavities. Although we may attempt to control the frequency and the amount of sugar our children eat on a daily basis; it’s very natural, unfortunately, for kids to have a sweet tooth. The important thing then is to manage it properly to prevent the formation of dental decay. It is essential to understand the science behind sugar and decay so that we can apply this...

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Feb 21
2013

Stainless Steel Crowns for Baby Teeth

When a baby molar (back tooth) has a large cavity or fracture, the standard of treatment, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is restoring it with a stainless steel crown. Parents often ask me, "Why do we have to do a crown if it's a baby tooth?  Why can't we just do a filling instead?" Here is my answer: In order for a tooth to hold on to a filling, there must be enough healthy tooth structure to bond to it mechanically.  A small, rice-sized cavity can ...

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Feb 21
2013

Save an Animal Sanctuary in Las Vegas

Pandora was adopted from Adopt a Rescue Pet about a year ago.  She was found wandering in the streets of Bakersfield.  Aside from being young and pregnant, she also had multiple wounds on her legs and face from human/canine attacks.  The volunteers at the adoption agency not only nurtured her back to health, they also took care of her newborn puppies and adopted them out.  A week after her puppies went to their new homes, we found her at the adoption event in front of Petsmart (the big one o...

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