Book, Brush, Bed Repeat

Book, Brush, Bed Repeat

We are committed to helping all children grow up with healthy, happy smiles that last a lifetime. Learning how to take care of your teeth and gums starts early on.

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we’re sharing a few of our favorite tips for assure your child has something to smile about when it comes to their oral health.

Children love repetition, so to make brushing a part of your nighttime routine. One resource being promoted during February is a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called Brush, Book, Bed.  The message is simple, clear and fun!  Using three main tips to encourage brushing:

  1. Each night, help your children to BRUSH their teeth.
  2. Read a favorite BOOK (or two)!
  3. Get to BED at a regular time each night.

Learn more about the Brush, Book, Bed plan to structure your child’s nighttime routine at

Our community dental health team also has partnered with the Cabell County Family Resource Network in developing a resource guide. Download this guide to get up-to-date information about how to find a dentist for your child, lesson plans, fun activities, and more! For more tips, visit the kids’ dental health resource hub at


Bobbi Jo Muto, RDH, BS, MPH

Bobbi Jo is the community oral health & dental sealant coordinator for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. A registered dental hygienist, she has been championing oral health across rural West Virginia for more than two decades. She is a founding board member of the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition and is involved in the DentaQuest Foundation and Association of National Oral Health Coalitions.