Category Archives: HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY

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!

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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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Flu Shot Truth Bombs! What Every Boca Mom Needs To Know

Who knew the flu could actually be fun? Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but getting your flu SHOT actually happens to be a blast at local concierge pediatrician Boca VIPediatrics! I recently had the chance to check out their annual “Fall Flu Shot Festival.” With some fun crafts, carnival games, apple cider and even a visit from Doc McStuffins herself, Doctors Chad Rudnick and Paul Gilbert have turned the traditional flu shot into a fun celebration that their VIPs look forward to every year. Basically, your kids are having so much fun, they forget all about their shot phobias! Because no one needs to get the flu this season…

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Meet Dr. Drew Popper: the Kids’ Favorite Pediatric Dental Expert

Mommies, are you looking for a pediatric dental expert in Boca Raton?

Allow us to introduce you to Dr. Drew Popper!

But first, a short story of how we got to know about him:

Well, my husband once had an unpleasant experience at our 3-year-old daughter’s dental appointment. Although it was just a standard cleaning session, she got nervous and freaked out. Guess what suggestion the dentist had for my husband?

He said, ‘Maybe mommy should bring her in next time.’

My husband felt so insulted – and I don’t blame him for that! I’m sure he was trying his best to calm her down. Cut him some slack, Ms. Dentist! Geez!

Anyways, this awkward experience made us look for a new pediatric dental expert for our little girl. And just after a couple of days, we got to know about Dr. Drew Popper!

Mommies, you must know the feeling when you connect with an expert and it instantly dawns upon you that your child will be in safe, great hands. Well, it was exactly the same with Dr. Popper! Ever since, he is our go-to pediatrician.

And the good news is that he has his own dental clinic in Boca Raton called Junior Smiles.

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