Category Archives: HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY

Can Sweets Really Rot Your Kids’ Teeth? Fact or Myth

Us parents have been hearing about how sweets rot your teeth since the beginning of time. Yet, it never stopped us from eating them whenever we got the chance, right? Now, as a responsible adult whose child is is overindulging on holiday cookies and candy, have you ever wondered what those sugary treats are actually doing to their teeth?

You’ll be surprised to know that it isn’t the sugar that’s all bad. It has a lot to do with how and when you eat the candy, too.

If you want to learn how to prevent cavities in your kids’ teeth, you need to know how to teach them the right way to consume sweet snacks. Let’s talk about what sugar really does to your teeth…fact vs. myth.

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The Pediatric Office Of The Future Is Coming To Boca!

What if we asked local parents to design the Boca pediatric office of their dreams? An office with no germs, no wait times, awesome doctors, “on top of it” staff, all in the most modern and fun setting? A mom can fantasize, right?

Modern Boca Mom has the *exclusive* that our favorite pediatric office in Boca is indeed, “movin’ on up!” And our town will never be the same! Get ready parents…because  my favorite pediatric office in town, Boca VIPediatrics is moving to a brand new space and getting a major makeover! 

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What YOU Need to Know About Your Toddler’s First Dental Checkup

You hear your toddler crying…and it’s not the usual ‘I want food’, ‘I’m sleepy’, or ‘check my diaper’ crying.

It’s a new one.

Your baby is clearly in discomfort and while he cries with his mouth wide open, you notice something.

Baby teeth!

Congratulations on this new stage of your child’s development!

toddler's first dental checkup

But while you’re thinking about how your baby will now be able to eat a variety of new food, you should also start planning your toddler’s first dental checkup.

When Is the Right Time for Your Toddler’s First Dental Checkup?

After the appearance of the first baby tooth, it won’t be long until your child will be flashing a toothy grin. To make sure it’s free of cavities, it’s important that you schedule their first dental visit before they turn one.

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Having a “Pediatrician In Your Pocket” is the Latest Boca MUST-Have

Mom-ming in the digital age definitely has both its perks and drawbacks. We’ve all seen the crowd-sourcing posts in social media moms’ groups. You know the ones… One mom takes a picture of a nasty rash on her baby, then crowd-sources the answers as to what it is. (They usually contain a range of diagnoses from hand, foot and mouth, to poison ivy, to some deadly eradicated disease). Or even the health questions your mother-in-law thinks she has all the answers to. Even though they’re from raising a baby 30+ years ago. Or the teachers at your child’s school doling out advice about the “best” ADHD treatment. That one especially irritates me. While it’s definitely useful to have “a village” helping you raise your child, health is far too important a topic to crowd-source or seek answers from non-experts. That’s when a pediatrician in your pocket comes in really handy…

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