Pediatric

Healthy Lifestyle

Avoiding Cavities

When people think about mouth problems they want to avoid, the two most common are bad breath and cavities. We don’t like bad breath because it offends others. We don’t like cavities because they’re a pain – literally. Not only that, but cavities could also...

Sticking Around

Sticking Around with Primary Teeth

Are Baby Teeth Overstaying Their Welcome? Between the years of five and twelve, children periodically get excited — and perhaps a little anxious — over their baby teeth becoming loose and falling out. This is a natural process, allowing permanent teeth to come in. Yet, a...

Triclosan

It’s Old News

But Not “Fake News” Do you need to throw away your toothpaste? Recent information from news programs and online consumer media have encouraged their audiences to lake a look at the ingredients in household toothpastes and search for a specific substance. If they find it, reports...

Gummy Vitamin

Are Gummy Vitamins a Good Idea?

What's in Those Squishy Things? Many children have difficulty swallowing pills and capsules. Whether it’s vitamins, minerals or medications, the varied sizes and textures sometimes cause a gag reflex. As a result, many parents look for alternative forms of vitamins, so their children can still benefit...

Swimmers Calculus

Protection Against Swimmer’s Calculus

Even in the higher altitudes of Placerville, summer heat causes kids and adults to look for relief, and they often turn to water — not just to a tall, refreshing glass of ice water, but perhaps an entire body of water! Of course, there’s not...