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Kids Using Too Much Toothpaste? It Could Be Ruining Their Oral Health

Many folks believe you can never be too rich or too thin. When in fact, sometimes too much of a good thing becomes, well, not so good.

The fluoride in toothpaste and much of our water supply protects us from cavities and decay, but too much fluoride can be a problem, especially for kids. If your kids are using too much toothpaste, it could be ruining their oral health.

So, how much is too much?

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How Does Stress Affect Children?

Stress is a normal part of life, but how and if one learns to cope with it can affect children throughout their lives both physically and emotionally.

Children need a feeling of safety and security, but many of today’s parents are dealing with their own stressors and can easily overlook how stress may be affecting their children. Financial worries and dysfunctional  family situations, along with drug and alcohol addictions are all part of today’s culture.

As the parent of a young child or a teen, be aware of the signs of stress in your children. Make an effort to become proactive, and help them gain the confidence they crave.

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After-hours Changes Effective January 1, 2019

In pediatrics, we understand that parents work, kids have school and sports, and no one wants to miss something fun to go for their annual physical.  We have extended our regular business hours to meet the needs of our families who cannot be at the office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Over the years, we have tried to meet the needs of our patients by offering these additional hours for care.  Continue reading

2018 Holiday Hours

So that our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families, our office hours will be adjusted as follows:

Monday, December 24th: Open 8:00  AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED

Monday, December 31st: Open 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesday, January 1st: CLOSED

The office will be open regular hours on all other days. As always, when the office is closed, should you have an URGENT medical need, a physician from the practice can be reached through our answering service.

We hope you all have a fun, safe and enjoyable holiday with your family and friends.

4 Healthy Guidelines To Consider When Packing Your Child’s Lunch

Do you have a youngster who’s a picky eater? You know the type. All they want are carbs like frozen bagels or fries. They turn their nose up at anything you call “healthy.” Worst of all they never want to eat what you have prepared for dinner. This makes packing your child’s lunch a real challenge.

Here are 4 healthy guidelines to consider when packing your child’s lunch, just don’t tell them they’re healthy!

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