Six Months Anniversary…

Our Las Vegas pediatric dental office has officially been open for six months now.  I’ve met so many nice families in the community since I have started my business and it gives me great pleasure to see all the happy smiles on my patients’ faces as they leave the office.  Most children that come surprise […]

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Infant Toothpaste vs. Fluoride Toothpaste

In 2009, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry changed their guidelines on infant oral care.  Instead of using training toothpaste on infants and young children under 2 years of age, they now recommend using a  regular toothpaste with fluoride.  This amendment also emphasized that only a smear-size amount of toothpaste should be used in children […]

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Growth Chart…Is it really that Important???

I went to visit Dr. Duddy, our new pediatrician last week.  After plotting the Bianca’s height and weight the doctor is a little concerned.  For a 4 months old, her height is in the 40th percentile but her weight only 10th percentile.  We have been feeding her 4oz per serving 6 times a day and she usually loses interest […]

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Dental X-Rays for Children: Why and When to Start?

Dental X-ray is an important tool that provides in depth, two-dimensional pictures of teeth, oral soft tissue, bone, and jaws.  There are four different types of x-rays that are commonly taken for children: 1.  Occlusal Xray — These are taken for the front teeth on both and upper and lower arch.  They are recommended as soon as […]

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Loose Baby Tooth — Wiggle It Around or Leave It Alone?

Tooth exfoliation is a natural process in a growing child’s mouth where permanent tooth comes in under the primary (baby) tooth and gradually push the tooth out.  Our teeth are anchored into our jaw bones by their roots.  Front teeth usually have only one root while back molar teeth have two or three roots.  As […]

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Safety of Dental X-rays

In a previous post I have described different types of x-rays that we take for children to diagnose potential problems in their oral cavity.  A natural concern that a lot of parents have is the amount of radiation that their children become exposed to as a result of having their x-rays taken. For the average […]

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Saying Bye-Bye to Binky and Thumb — Part I

Non-nutritive oral habits such as thumb sucking and pacifier use are very common for young children and these habits can often be challenging to break.  Prolonged sucking can potentially lead to an “open bite” where there is a clear space between the upper front and lower front teeth even when the child bites together in […]

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Resisting Double Stroller…

Now that we have two kids, everybody tells me how ESSENTIAL it is to get a good quality double stroller.  While I understand how it would be helpful to have one in certain situations, I’m fighting hard against making the purchase.  Here’s why: 1.  I love our existing stroller and paid a good chunk of […]

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ByeBye to Pacifier and Thumb — Part 2

Breaking a thumb habit is much much more difficult than breaking a pacifier habit for obvious reasons.  Whereas a pacifier can be thrown away anytime, the thumb is always present and easy to access.  Although my professional recommendation is to discourage both habits, my personal preference is always to try to swap the thumb for […]

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Delicious Savory Scone Recipe — 15 min to Prepare……

I’ve made several different kinds of scones in the past couple of years and last week I found this gem on Epicurious.  It only took me 15 minutes from start to clean up (plus 20 minutes baking time) and the outcome was simply DELISH, totally moist and cheesy with little bits of fragrant chives!!!  The […]

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