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Independent Physicians

This is my dad, Dr. John Asta, the dentist. He practiced in Pennsylvania for 42 years before retiring. He was a solo dentist who worked in a 2 chair office with a dental hygienist. I’m the other Dr. Asta. I … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy: Tooth Tips

My dad, the other Dr. Asta, is a dentist in Pennsylvania. He’s so dedicated to healthy teeth that growing up we gave out sugarless gum at our house for Halloween! The American Dental Association has common sense tips for kids … Continue reading

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Baby Branding

  Baby food, baby water, baby sunscreen, baby wash, baby toothpaste. Some products sold for babies have specific features; some are just hype. Baby food can be made at home. Commercial baby food can be convenient those first weeks when … Continue reading

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First Tooth

Nothing seems so shrouded in mystery and anticipation as baby’s first tooth. The average age for the first tooth to poke through the gums is 6 months: some babies do this as early as 4 months, others well after their … Continue reading

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Sippy Cups

When my daughter was in a co-op preschool and I was on snack duty, it wasn’t a question of if someone would spill milk but when. I stood at the ready, a sponge in each hand, as the long table … Continue reading

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