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Parents; Make Sure Your Kids Do  Not Skip Breakfast




As our kids will head back to school to start a new academic year, We wish them a happy, successful and safe school year and remind them of few points;

Breakfast is considered very important meal for the day, not only it provides the important daily nutrients such as protein, fiber, calcium and carbohydrates, but it also gives them energy and helps improve school performance  according to the Food and Nutrition Service.





 



With the month of September approaching, your child may be very busy getting ready with school supplies and sports equipment for the new school year.  With all this going around you should not forget getting their dentition checked and maintained because dental pain or disease can lead to difficulty in eating, speaking, playing and learning as well as millions of hours of missed school.

Your child's back-to-school checklist should include:

Regular dental examination
Schedule your regular check up & cleaning appointment to get your teeth cleaned and checked for cavities or any other dental problem. Your dentist may suggest fluoride treatments or sealants to prevent decay and can diagnose and treat dental problems to save your child pain and lost school time.

Shopping for new dental tools
Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing. head for the dental care aisle when you're out shopping for notebooks, binders and pencils. If parents buy several toothbrushes they could have their child change to a new one every three months or so, or after an illness. If it's hard to remember when to change a brush, you could try to change it every time report cards come out. Ask your dentist for a recommendation on how often to change toothbrushes.

Healthy eating habits
Include portable healthy lunch items and snacks in your child's sack lunch, including grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit. If your child eats in the school cafeteria, review healthy, balanced food choices with him before the first day of school. Cut back on sugary foods and soft drinks.

Sportguard protection
Don’t forget to let your dentist know about your sport activity.  The dentist will make a properly fitted mouth guard to protect your teeth from damage  while participating in organized sports, PE classes or playground activities.

 

Wisdom teeth, the third molars that grows in the very back of your mouth between the age of 18—25 may not need to be removed if they are healthy, grown in completely (fully erupted), positioned correctly and biting properly with their opposing teeth, and they can be cleaned properly on a daily bases.

Those teeth however, may NEED to be removed if they cause damage to the adjacent teeth, cavities and inflamed swollen gums with pain and discomfort, or if they're affecting the alignment of the dentition and causing crowding.