Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Month: Care and Prevention

November is National Diabetes Month. The ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes can help your child get diagnosed early, which in turn increases their chance of a better outcome through childhood and into adulthood.    There are 2 different types of diabetes that children can be affected by:   Type 1 Previously…

Dangers of Vaping for Children and Teens

Dangers of Vaping for Children and Teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued an advisory for people. Specifically geared towards children and teens, the CDC advises to avoid e-cigarettes while officials from the state and federal level investigate the outbreak of severe respiratory illnesses linked to the use of vaping, or e-cigarette, products. It’s important for parents…

PCG Offers Dental Varnish

What is it? Dental varnish is a topical fluoride used to prevent tooth decay. It provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing. It is especially useful to help prevent cavities in young children where the treatment to eliminate a cavity often involves the use of anesthesia. How is it applied?…