The Need for Tooth Care and Tooth Health

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It is said by elders that our life is shaped by our habits and manners. So for leading a healthy life, it is very important to develop good habits since childhood. Our teacher says if we want to stay strong and healthy we need to take care of ourselves. I am very fond of eating desserts and chocolates. Daddy says eating chocolates and desserts spoils our teeth so he says that it is necessary to take proper care to keep it strong and healthy. Healthy teeth and gums help us to eat well and enjoy our food. Mamma always tells me to brush my teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to keep it clean. She says a simple routine can help us to prevent most of the dental problems.

Various problems can affect the health of our mouth but good care can keep our teeth and gums strong as we age. Today I will let you all know how to take proper care of our teeth:

1. We should brush our teeth on all the sides using a soft bristle brush and toothpaste.
2. We should brush carefully and gently using small circular motions.
3. For keeping our mouth clean we should lightly brush our teeth.
4. Cleaning with dental floss removes leftover food and which a brush cannot reach. It is effective because we cannot clean the surface between our teeth with a toothbrush. As a result plaque and bacteria formation take place there.
5. We should use a mouthwash which has fluorine in it. It is not good to swallow the mouthwash as it can cause stomach upset.
6. We should limit our sugar consumption as sugar erodes the enamel of our teeth.
7. We should consume fewer sticky food as it can be difficult to remove and increase the risk of tooth decay.
8. We should consult a dentist regularly for a checkup and clean our teeth.

If we do not take care of our teeth then cavities and unhealthy gums will make eating meals more difficult. Mamma says it is not a good idea to swallow the toothpaste so we should make sure to spit it after brushing. Chewing sugar-free gums is good for saliva production and helps to remove the food which is stuck in our teeth. Therefore we should practice good oral hygiene, eat a healthy diet and seek professional care when it is necessary. If you are having any tooth pain, do not ignore it. Visit a dentist as soon as possible. The more you delay, the worse it could be in your mouth.

10 Reasons Why Children Should Go for a Cycle Ride

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Whenever I get bored, I nag Mommy to play with me. A couple of weeks ago, Mommy gave me the idea of cycling. I went out with my bicycle, wandered in the rose garden, there I met other children, then came back home. I felt good in doing that. It was amazing to wander all around the park. It was an evening well spent on my bicycle and the other children at the park. It really helped me to get rid of the boredom. Daddy told me that cycling not only helps to get rid of boredom, but it also has some other benefits which play a great role in our life:

1. To have Sound Sleep: An hour of cycling every day, helps people get sound sleep at night.

2. It Enhances Our Digestive System: It is proven that physical activity helps us grow stronger. It builds our muscles. Cycling is equally good as it helps us digest the food fast.

3. Increases Our Intelligence: Researchers have stated that cycling every day leads to an improvement in a cardio-vascular system which enhances our mental strength.

4. It helps us to Stay Away from Diseases: Doctors say that regular exercise helps us to get rid of all sorts of diseases. One of the most effective exercise that the doctor advice is to go for cycling for at least half an hour daily.

5. Cycling Helps to Stay Connected to Nature: Children who go for a bicycle ride regularly, stay in touch with the environment more. They get fresh air and a pollution free environment. Also, the exposure to the sunlight helps them in developing vitamin D in their body.

6. It Helps to Avoid Obesity: It has been found that a regular 30 minutes of cycling helps children to get rid of obesity if they are suffering from excessive weight gain. Cycling provides a good deal of exercise which helps in shedding those extra pounds.

7. It is a Good Sport for the Children: Cycling is one of the most beneficial sport for children. It is interesting as well as advantageous for children to spend their time in it.

8. They Can Make Friends: Along with other benefits, it has a social side too. Riding helps to mingle up with other children, make new friends and play with them.

9. It Freshens Up Your Mind: A morning ride helps to start a fresh and ecstatic day. An early morning ride will help the children to concentrate on their studies and stay happy throughout the day.

10. It Provides a Positive Addiction for the Children: Children generally get addicted to video games, TV, Cartoons, Mobile Games and many such things where they just sit back and watch these things. But if the parents can encourage their children to take up sports and other physical activities as a form of spending time, it would be beneficial for their well-being.

After I heard about all these benefits of cycling from Daddy, I started to go for a bicycle ride regularly. And, with this, I have made many friends too.