March 2017 Volume LII Number 2
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AAPD President in Fox News Article
AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Julie Revel- ant for a story that appeared on Fox News titled, "Break your child from these seven harmful health habits," which was published on Nov. 27, 2016.
According to the article:
"It’s common for babies and toddlers to suck their thumbs or their fingers to soothe themselves. But depending on how intense they suck and how long the habit lingers, it can affect the way their jaws grow. Since sucking depresses the tongue away from the roof of the mouth and compresses it, the habit can affect the normal growth of the upper jaw, causing it to develop narrowly and leading to a crossbite or an overbite," said Dr. Jade Miller, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
AAPD President & AAPD Spokesperson Featured in NJ Family
AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller and AAPD national spokes- person Dr. Mario Ramos were both interviewed by Arricca Elin Sansone for a story titled, "Dental Habits: How Bad Are They Re- ally?," which was published online Dec. 7, 2016, and also appeared in its December print issue.
Mouth Monster Hub Highlights
WHAT’S YOUR CANDY PERSONALITY?
Are you sweet as candy? Take our Halloween Candy Personality quiz to find out! Plus, get expert tricks to scare the Mouth Monsters away for healthy, happy smiles all year long.
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
In this lighthearted piece, readers reimagine a familiar holiday tale with dental tips to put the Mouth Monsters on the naughty list for good.
WELCOME TO DENTY LAND!
Denty Land allows parents and children to journey through whimsical places, such as Floss Forest, Molar Marshes and the Fluo- ride Fountains as they discover dental health tips in order to beat the Mouth Monsters and ultimately meet their pediatric dentist at the end.
AAPD Participates in Parents Magazine Article on Baby Teeth Myths
AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller and AAPD member Dr. Homa Amini spoke with Tamekia Reece about baby teeth facts and how to get your infant started on the right oral health path as soon as possible.
According to the December 2016 article:
"MYTH: Teething can make your baby sick.
FACT: Although you may have heard that teething causes di- arrhea, fever, and a whole host of other problems, recent research shows that any symptoms are actually quite mild. Gum irritation, drooling, and irritability are the most common symptoms associ- ated with teething, according to a recent study in Pediatrics; some babies may also experience a slight rise in temperature. However, a true fever (100.4°F or higher) isn’t related to teething, says Jade Miller, D.D.S., president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). If your baby has significant signs of sickness, contact your pediatrician."
Please read the full story at http://www.parents.com/baby/health/baby- teeth/myths-about-baby-teeth/.
Ad Council’s National Brush Day Celebration
The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and the Ad Council created awareness by promoting healthy mouths and the importance of brushing your teeth. On National Brush Day, Nov. 1 (and every day), parents and caregivers are encouraged to make sure their kids brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. The holiday aims to reinforce the importance of children’s oral health and promote good tooth-brushing habits.
AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Mira Albert (Ill.) participated and represented the AAPD in the organized Twitter Party on Oct. 26, 2016, with the @teethfairies: Teeth Fairies; @brush2min2x: Kids’ Healthy Mouths; @Smile4Health: Oral Health America; @CDA_Dentists: Cali- fornia Dental Association.
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