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Body Mass Index

What does BMI have to do with teeth?

At Alligator Dental our goal is to help every child have a happy and healthy life.  The BMI is a good measure of a child’s risk for diseases that can occur with obesity, or being over recommended weight.  Children with obesity are at extreme risk for other unhappy diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and gum disease.  In fact, the number one disease in children is dental decay and the second is childhood obesity or children being over weight.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry  (AAPD) believes research that many of the risk factors for dental decay and obesity are the same. The AAPD recommends that Pediatric Dentists should offer diet and nutrition counseling to help combat both dental disease and childhood obesity.  We hope this BMI information will empower parents create healthier, happier lifestyle choices for their child.

Click here to determine your child’s BMI:

https://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/calculator.aspx

Resources to assist in child dietary needs:

  1. My Fitness Pal – free online nutritional app to learn about the foods you eat
  2. nutrition.gov – online resource to help with weight management, cooking and grocery shopping. Available in Spanish.
  3. Registered Dietician – Karrie Itz-Thompson. Phone 210-882-5959

 

We are excited for your child to enjoy the Alligator Dental Experience! You can speed up the check-in process by completing New Patient Forms online.

Nothing touches our Gator hearts more than hearing that our patient families had a great experience at Alligator Dental! We welcome your feedback!

Our bright, colorful, kid-friendly atmosphere is designed to keep both you & your child entertained during the appointment. Contact us today to get started!

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