The Link Between Oral Health, Nutrition & Childhood Obesity. Aguida C. Atkinson, M.D. Nemours Pediatrics Email: [email protected] September 23, 2009. Is there a relationship between childhood obesity & dental caries?. Center for Disease Control & Prevention, 2007 www.cdc.gov.
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Aguida C. Atkinson, M.D.
Email: [email protected]
September 23, 2009
Center for Disease Control & Prevention, 2007www.cdc.gov
Prevalence Dental Caries
The Cavity Creator
I’m gonna get you! Give me that sugar!
poor oral hygiene
poor nutrition habits
“Neither obesity increases risk of caries nor caries increases the risk for obesity, but rather a common risk factor increased the likelihood of both diseases”
Marshall, et al*
*as seen in Hong, 2008
Common Risk Factors in Childhood Obesity & Dental Caries Low-income Families
AAP Recommendations for Prevention Low-income Families
The End Low-income Families