Your child at this stage may have the books and the school uniform for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth ready for the new school year? First things first, let’s get that lunchbox right.
Your child’s lunchbox/schoolbag should include grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit. Cut back on sugary foods and sweets, biscuits and cakes. Include water instead of processed juices and fizzy drinks.
Whether its preschool or primary school there is an oral care regime to suit all age groups
Wearing a properly fitted mouth guard while participating in organized sports, PE classes or playground activities.
According to research from the American Journal of Public Health on a study that was done on the ‘Impact of Poor Oral Health on Children’s School Attendance and Performance’, Children with poorer oral health status were more likely to experience dental pain, miss school and perform poorly in school.
These findings suggest that improving children’s oral health status may be a vehicle to enhancing their educational experience. How you care for your child’s teeth will affect their ability to learn and to grow up healthy. By encouraging good oral health habits in your family, you will help keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong and give them a smile to treasure for a lifetime.
Did you know, DeCare Dental offers child-only policies. Our Healthy Smiles Plan level 2 provides 70% cover for sealant, space maintainers and stainless steel crowns for children and our level 4 plan provides €1000 lifetime orthodontic benefit per covered person. Subject to terms and conditions.
To find out more, call our friendly team in Claremorris, Co Mayo on 094 937 8608 or visit www.decaredental.ie