Summer is officially here. Finally you can pack away your sweaters and get outside. Summer offers extras hours of daylight and with it the opportunity to spend even more time enjoying outdoor activities. For many, this means more time doing physical activities and playing sports. That's a definite positive - more physical activity equals more calories burned and more muscle tissue gained.
But, it is also important to remember the potential dangers that also come with exercising in hot conditions. As long as you know the dos and don'ts of working out in the heat, then you can fully take advantage of all the fun of summer.
You may imagine your little one smiling at you in the distant future with their full set of pearly white adult teeth, and taking care of their teeth can seem of utmost importance - and it is. Taking your child to regular dental appointments can help protect their teeth and overall oral health. However, a simple dental visit can easily create anxiety for both parent and child. Be proactive to ensure that your child is the happiest one at the dentist’s office, and you will probably be the happiest parent there.
What you should know before the sports season begins...
As an optometrist, I am often presented with children and/or their parents expressing an interest in contact lenses. Although this may be a terrifying thought at first for parents, I think contact lenses can be a great addition to glasses, especially if your tween or teen is active in sports, extracurricular activities, or has a higher prescription.
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