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Eating Seasonally and Buying Locally in Ventura County

Hey there Sugarbugs!  Let’s talk about fresh, local, seasonal produce!  Did you know, local, seasonal fruits and vegetables are more fresh, flavorful and nutritious because they are harvested at their peak and don’t need to travel far? Buying locally helps reduce food miles or the distance food travels from farm... Read more »

Using Dental Laser Technology Helps Your Child Have More Positive Experiences During Their Treatments With Us!

Our Sugarbug Dental team is pleased to provide laser dentistry to make your child's time in the dental most comfortable. Dental laser technology delivers optimal results without pain, no needing shots or anesthesia or numbing of the area of your child's smile being worked on. Laser Dental technology is so... Read more »

Developing a Positive Feeding Style

Hi there, Sugarbugs! This month’s blog is about developing a Positive Feeding Style. As parents and caregivers, we have the opportunity to help our children develop healthy eating habits.  How? Well, preschool age is a developmental period when our little ones acquire healthy eating skills.  Eating behaviors and preferences established during this time are... Read more »

Summer Is a Great Time To Get Your Child’s Dental Cleaning and Exam Out of the Way!

Can you believe it is already June? This means that we are six months into your child's twice-yearly dental cleanings! Summer is also a great time to get your child's dental cleaning out of the way so you don't have to worry about using any school days to get their... Read more »

Why We Use Stainless Steel Crowns on Your Child’s Back Teeth

Your child can lose baby teeth too soon from having cavities, often because of a poor diet or lax oral hygiene care. But their baby teeth are important as they maintain a space for the permanent tooth to come in behind it. That's why we offer stainless steel crowns to... Read more »

Breast Feeding: A Great Start!

Written By: Irene Castillo, MPH, RDN Motherhood comes with so many choices. Breastfeed? Formula? A combo of both? Parenting paths vary, so to help you make the best decision regarding breastfeeding, we did some research on its many benefits and found some helpful info to share with you. Ready? Let’s... Read more »

Sugary Drinks Blog Series – Part 3 – (A Three-Part Journey)

Part 3: Sugar in Your Blood Written By: Irene Castillo, MPH, RDN Hey, Sugarbugs! We’ve been talking a lot about sugary drinks. And it got us wondering, what happens to all this sugar when it enters your body? We did some research and this is what we discovered. First, added... Read more »

Sugary Drinks Blog Series – Part 2 (A Three-Part Journey)

Part 2: How to Spot the Sugar in Nutrition Labels Written By: Irene Castillo, MPH, RDN Nutrition labels are fun! They hold the key to decoding what you’re about to consume. Check out this nutrition label. One bottle of this beverage has 65 grams of added sugar. Woah! In a... Read more »

What To Do if Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can arise at any time and by their very nature, can be unpredictable. Still, there are some things that can help you should you find your child experiencing a common dental emergency like an oral injury. This can help them get the dental care they need as quickly... Read more »

Sugary Drinks Blog Series – Part 1 (A Three-Part Journey)

Part 1: Sugary Drinks and Your Health Written By: Irene Castillo, MPH, RDN Hey, Sugarbugs! Did you know sugary beverages are one of the largest sources of calories in your diet?  They’re hard to avoid.  Just look at any label and you might find added sugar labeled as high fructose... Read more »





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