Eating healthily is part of a having a healthy lifestyle, impacts on your feelings and energy levels. Your body is going to go through some changes with puberty so your food choices will be different to your friends but just as important. You may feel hungrier as you are growing too but make sure you have a balanced diet.
The following recommendations support you to do this:
All children under the age of 18 years can see a dentist free of charge. How often you need to visit a dentist depends on how healthy your teeth and gums are and can range from check-ups every 6 months to 2 years.
It is advised to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and for at least two minutes. Best times are after breakfast and before bed. Remember teeth have four sides, you need to brush gums to reduce the plague and don’t forget your tongue too.
Too many sugary foods and drinks can damage your teeth and result in decay and needing fillings at a dentist.
For more information on looking after your teeth can be found here: Dental Health
Find a dentist near you: Greenwich Dentists
So without enough sleep you will struggle to concentrate in school or when with friends, become less active and be more moody. Having a good routine will help you through your personal development towards being an adult but also keep on top of homework. Teenagers need about 9 hours sleep a night so missing some every night will soon add up.
Worries about school work, friends, tests or exams can all impact on the amount of sleep you get without being woken up about them.
Tips to help do this are:
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