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What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

August 17, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

It can be worrisome to hear your child grinding their teeth, but the good news is that they’ll probably grow out of it. Until then, learn more about the condition here: You may have noticed that your toddler is constantly moving their mouth while they sleep. That movement might be accompanied by the sound of grinding or clicking when the teeth rub together. These are all signs that your little one might be grinding their teeth.  Teeth grinding (called bruxism) in children is actually more common than people think — it’s estimated that 2 to 3 out of every 10 children will clench or grind their...

How Does Snoring Impact Learning Problems?

August 11, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep

A new study finds a connection between snoring and structural changes in children’s brains. Those changes can lead to learning problems commonly associated with other disorders. Everyone knows that sleep is vital when it comes to children’s development. It’s no surprise then that parents often become worried when they hear their kids snoring — especially given that snoring is most commonly associated with older adults. While occasional snoring in children is usually of little concern, frequent or severe snoring can be a sign of disturbed breathing durin...

Does My Child Need Glasses?

July 19, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Does My Child Need Glasses?

When children have vision problems, it can seriously affect their development. Learn the signs to watch out for to get your child glasses as soon as they need them.    Every parent wants their child to perform at their best, but sometimes undetected vision problems can interfere with a developmental success. In fact, glasses can often be a much easier (and less expensive) solution for maximizing a child’s success than some of the other common interventions like hiring a slew of tutors and enrolling children in after-school enrichment programs.  However, knowing when to get glasses for your child can be to...

Can Late Bedtimes Lead to Obesity in Children?

July 6, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
Can Late Bedtimes Lead to Obesity in Children?

Genetics, mental health, and socioeconomic status can affect your child’s risk for obesity. But according to a new study, later bedtimes are also linked to an increased risk of obesity. You may already know that obesity in children is linked to their genetics, mental health, socioeconomic status, stress, and home-life situations. But did you know that it has also been linked to late bedtimes? The Correlation Between Late Bedtimes and Childhood Obesity In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, later bedtimes for children were associated with an increased risk of obesit...

Massachusetts Ranks 10th Overall for Children’s Health

June 8, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Massachusetts Ranks 10th Overall for Children's Health

A new list from WalletHub that looked at children’s healthcare across the country found that Massachusetts ranks 10th overall. Learn more about what that ranking means. Children’s health is always a top priority for parents. Now more than ever, parents are taking extra steps to ensure their children are at their healthiest. For parents living in Massachusetts, there’s some good news on that front. A recent analysis of children’s health and healthcare across the United States by WalletHub found that Massachusetts ranks 10th overall for children’s health. While the ranking is a solid place to start, there’s still room for ...