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Avoid sharing more than Joy this Holiday Season. Call and schedule to get your child's flu shot today!

How does the Flu Vaccine work? 
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the flu viruses that are in the vaccine.
Who Should Get Vacinated?
If you child is 6 months or older ask us if your child is applicable for vaccination

When should you and your child get vaccinated?
Now! So you and yourSeason. 
 child can be protected this Holiday
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Kids' Health

AAP Recommends Fluoride to Prevent Dental Caries
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August 25, 2014

Dental caries – or tooth decay -- is the most common chronic disease in children in the U.S., a silent disease that disproportionally affects poor, young, and minority populations. In a new clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting,” published online Aug. 25 in the September 2014 Pediatrics, the AAP states that fluoride is effective for cavity prevention in children. The AAP is issuing the following new recommendations:
·       Fluoridated toothpaste is recommended for all children starting at tooth eruption, regardless of caries risk.
·       A smear (the size of a grain of rice) of toothpaste should be used up to age 3. After the 3rd birthday, a pea-sized amount may be used. Parents should dispense toothpaste for young children and supervise and assist with brushing.
·       Fluoride varnish is recommended in the primary care setting every 3–6 months starting at tooth emergence.
·       Over-the counter fluoride rinse is not recommended for children younger than 6 years due to risk of swallowing higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride.
Because fluoride is available in many sources, including food and tap water, and may be administered at home and professionally applied, pediatricians should be aware of the risks and benefits of various fluoride modalities to appropriately advise families to achieve maximum protection against dental caries, and to help counsel patients about proper oral health. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit
Instructions for Parents
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Letter for the Parents

Dear Families With Children,

 I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall season that's upon us now. Make sure to get your flu vaccination as flu season is upon us.  If you child is 6 months or older, and you are looking for a new pediatric provider, please contact us as soon as possible. We will be happy to address any questions or concerns you have about immunizations.

Harvest time can really stir up those allergies. Ask us about our  Allergy Immunotherapy program. 

 If you haven't yet, make sure to schedule your child with your pediatrician for a well child check. If you're looking for a primary care provider for your baby, toddler, or teen child, our office is taking new patients!

Notice: We have recently changed our hours: 
Monday: 8-6
Tuesday: 8-6 
Wednesday: 8-4
Thurseday:: 8-4
Friday: 10-2

  Southwest Pediatric Care LLC, lovingly caring for babies, kids and teens right here in our own family neighborhood of Deming! We take Medicaid and most insurances.

  Call our office now at 575-936-4350. We have extended office hours to accommodate working moms and school-aged kids!
See you soon.


Dr. Florence Betty C. Roque, DNP, CPNP
Primary Care Provider