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Brush, Book, Bed

Brush, Book, Bed is a program developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help promote good oral hygiene in children. Pediatricians are taking a more prominent role in oral hygiene because they are often visited more frequently than dentists. Also, there is a large disparity between oral health outcomes in children of color and low socioeconomic status. Children that may fit into these categories have visits with pediatricians but do not visit a dentist as often. There are serious consequences for tooth decay and gum disease for children. These issues can affect a child’s ability to eat healthy foods and to speak clearly. There are also secondary factors that cause problems for children such as missing school because of tooth pain. Read More


Is Your Child At Risk for Weight and Health Problems?

Roughly 1 in 3 kids in America is overweight or obese but there are millions more that are on the borderline to becoming so. Whether or not a child is obese is not measured by weight alone. Your pediatrician calculates your child’s Body Mass Index or BMI. Your BMI is your weight relative to your height. For children, a BMI at or above the 85th percentile is considered obese. For kids that are in the 85th percentile or close to the 85th percentile for BMI, there are many things we, as parents can do, to help them improve their health. Read More

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