Kids love to snack. In fact, after they get out of school, it’s often foremost on their minds … grabbing a snack and heading off to a fun after-school activity. But as a parent, it’s a foregone conclusion that you don’t relish your kids snacking nearly as much as they do. All those sugary, unhealthy snacks wreak havoc on their teeth, their bodies, and even their minds. And with all the refined, processed snacks out there these days, it can be hard sometimes to find snacks that are good for them. If you’re a teacher, you watch kids eat unhealthy foods every day for lunch, likely because many parents have a hard time coming up with healthy snacks their children will actually eat rather than toss out or trade for something that tastes better. Here are some healthy snack ideas for kids from top teachers in New Jersey that will keep your children from trading health for taste.
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Cosmetic dentistry—it’s not just for adults anymore. As a matter of fact, more children, with their parents’ permission of course, are opting for cosmetic dentistry procedures today than ever before. In fact, recent studies from pediatric dentists suggested that nearly double the number of children had cosmetic procedures performed on their teeth in the past five years than in the entire decade before. For this reason, it’s more important than ever that parents learn the facts about the cosmetic dental procedures that are available to their children. Children can experience a number of issues with their teeth due to such issues as sports injuries, eating too many sweets, or even genetics. Because children are particularly susceptible to experiencing issues with their teeth, it’s vital that parents understand how those teeth problems and the negative impacts they can have on their children’s health, well-being, and self-esteem. It’s also very important that parents learn the potential difference between a child who is just going through a little growing pains and a child whose emotional well-being may be at stake due to a problem with his or her teeth. That’s why dental offices in New Jersey have compiled these cosmetic dentistry tips for kids. For more answers to dental questions contact a cosmetic dentist near you.
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Nothing saps your energy and keeps you from feeling your best like a head cold, no matter what the time of year. Colds can come at any time, and flu season typically runs from October through May, peaking in February. You must be proactive to help your kids understand how to develop healthy habits.
As soon as your child is old enough to understand that “germs are not our friend”, you should encourage your child to do the following:
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When you are not feeling up to par, there are a few solutions available to remedy the situation: 1) you wait it out and hope it goes away; 2) you Google to find the answer (and sometimes you feel worse after reading what those symptoms might really be; or 3) you take yourself to the doctor.
Babies and pets are the only ones who must suffer in silence because they are unable to tell you they don’t feel well. An astute parent, or pet parent, notices a not-so-perky or listless demeanor or crying/whining and that is all you have to go on.
Toddlers or children are more vocal. They’ll come up to you and say “I’ve got a tummy ache” and will point a chubby finger around the area of their bellybutton. Well, that doesn’t help much, so, it is up to you to play detective and decide if the malady warrants a trip to the pediatrician, or even the E.R., or just a few days spent in bed. Pain that is generally located around the center of the abdomen, or the bellybutton is considered “simple” abdominal pain.
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