Why Balance Bikes for Children are Better than Training Wheels…

Matt has always done a lot of bike riding and naturally can’t wait until Bianca is old enough to join him.  A few weeks ago we put a toddler seat on his bike so he can take her when he rides around the neighborhood.  I decided to purchase a little helmet for her at Broken […]

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David Yurman Jewelry 10% Discount

For my birthday this year, my lovely other half got me a pair of earrings from David Yurman.  I’m usually not into jewelry at all and only wear my engagement ring on weekends.  I have to say though that these earrings are exactly my taste: small, understated, and not too showy.  I’m planning on wearing […]

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Acid Level in Energy Drinks Higher Than All Other Drinks…Watch Out!

Sports drinks and energy drinks are very popular beverages for teenagers these days.  Most people are aware that acidic beverages are bad for our teeth.  Although acid by itself does not cause dental decay, it can wear away enamel slowly and cause tooth sensitivity.  While parents tend to buy the sugar-free versions of sports and […]

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Baby Boy Coming in 10 Weeks!!!

Matthew has been longing for another baby pretty much since our daughter was first born.  While I personally would prefer to wait a couple more years just to give ourselves a break, I guess it would be fun for the kids to be close in age so they can play together and participate in the […]

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The Importance of Weaning Bedtime Feeding…

I’ve been practicing pediatric dentistry exclusively for the past 7 years.  Over this period I have probably counseled thousands of parents on their children’s dietary habits.  For infants and young toddlers this always entails advices regarding weaning nursing/formula during the night, which is one of the biggest causes of early childhood caries and baby bottle […]

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Practical Guidelines to Flossing for Kids…

When baby teeth first come into the mouth, there are usually gaps and spaces in between all the teeth.  The presence of these gaps allow easy cleansing with a simple small-headed toothbrush.  As babies age, these gaps tend to become smaller and smaller to a point where teeth eventually touch each other.  When the contacts between teeth […]

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The Danger of “Button” Batteries…

The Costco Connection Magazine ran an article this month on keeping button-sized batteries out of reach for children and toddler.  While in residency, my husband Matthew cared for a one-year-old girl who accidentally swallowed a small battery.  With all the saliva and mucous in the digestive system, electricity was conducted through the battery and the […]

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Review of Kelty Child Carrier Backpack

Up until recently, Bianca has sat nicely in her BabyBjorn carrier that fit snugly in front of my chest.  She loves sitting in it because she gets to look around while being close to her mommy.  Last month we went to Mammoth Lakes, CA for a long weekend with our friends Dr. Ghim and his girlfriend […]

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Roseola…What a Scare!

Roseola, also known as sixth disease, is a relatively mild disease that generally affects children under two years old.   It is characterized by three days of high fever followed by a rash.  The rash usually starts in the trunk then spreads to the face and limbs.  Cause of the disease is the Human Herpes […]

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Teething Symptoms, Anomalies, and Remedies…

Baby teeth typically start breaking through the gums between 4th and 8th months for a baby.  For some, this process can be very uncomfortable.  Although some older generations believe that teething is associated with fever and diarrhea, modern research has shown that these severe symptoms are unrelated to any dental conditions.  However, local symptoms such as excessive […]

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