Category Archives: HEALTH & BEAUTY

Is Sedation Dentistry Okay for Our Kids? Let’s Discuss…

Overheard at the supermarket checkout line: “It was fine, honey. The dentist knocked her out with gas and she didn’t feel a thing. Got salmon for dinner!” I know it’s not exactly okay to eavesdrop, but people with cell phones make it impossible not to. I glanced back at the woman behind me. She had a baby in the cart and a pre-teen daughter passing groceries onto the belt.  The dentist knocked her out. Wait, is it okay to knock a kid out for dental treatment? It’s obviously something that’s done, routinely, but does that mean it’s okay? After all, the list of things people routinely do that turn out to be not-okay is loooong. I’ve only been knocked out once by my dentist for wisdom tooth extraction. My child has never. But “Cell Phone Mom’s” remarks stuck with me. Was this something my own child would face? I was about to learn all about sedation dentistry… Continue reading Is Sedation Dentistry Okay for Our Kids? Let’s Discuss…

Meet Dr. Marc Goldenberg: Boca Raton Orthodontist & Braces Expert

I don’t own a crystal ball, but I know one thing: my kid is going to need braces. I had them myself…twice. First as a child in Boca and the second time as an adult in New York. It is our daughter’s future whether we like it or not. (And trust me, I see the crowding already.) Luckily, the one thing I DO like is the Boca Raton orthodontist we have partnered with for the next few months, Dr. Marc Goldenberg of Goldenberg Orthodontics!

Boca Raton orthodontist Goldenberg Orthodontics Continue reading Meet Dr. Marc Goldenberg: Boca Raton Orthodontist & Braces Expert

MOMpreneur Monday: Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Specialists

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow mommas!

Modern Boca Mom MOMpreneur Monday


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Amy B. Schiffman, MD. She’s the owner & founder of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Specialists, LLC which also consists of the Boca Raton Food Allergy Center.
Photography by: ©Michael B. Lloyd
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Darn You Danglers! The Dreaded Baby Teeth That Won’t Let Go

It was as though the fate of the world hung by a thread. The ending was certain, but time stood still. The minutes seemed like hours, the hours like days. I found myself gazing into my beautiful daughter’s innocent eyes, wondering what to say and do. She was cheerful, thankfully. In fact, she thought the whole thing was pretty cool. #dailybocaavery had a Dangler. One of those loose baby teeth that just won’t let go. The sliver of gum holding it prisoner was thinner than a hair but stronger, it seemed, than a violin string. My child’s little pink tongue played tether-ball with the tooth, which she and her friends found hilarious.

Me, not so much. Continue reading Darn You Danglers! The Dreaded Baby Teeth That Won’t Let Go