HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!

HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!
HealthCare4All helping kids to look after their teeth!

Advancements in dental care technology means that taking care of our pearly whites is easier now than ever before. However, when it comes to encouraging our children to brush their teeth regularly, there is still an element of: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make the horse drink”.

Tooth decay in decline

A recent government report shows that due to good dental care education and practice, tooth decay among children is in decline. However, there is still more work to be done. In the article, Director of Dental Public Health at PHE -Dr Sandra White – is pleased with the findings and states:

“This is great news. However, one child with tooth decay is one too many and there is still much inequality in dental health around the country. Tooth decay is painful and too often results in teeth extraction, some under general anesthetic.”

“This is further evidence that we can stop tooth decay in its tracks. Limiting sugary food and drink, supporting children to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and regular trips to the dentist, will help prevent a great many more children suffering at the hands of tooth decay.”

To encourage good practice in oral care, dental care product suppliers -HealthCare4all, look at ways to bring some fun into dental care education:

Boiled egg and cola experiment

A great experiment to demonstrate to children how sugar affects teeth that can be done at home. All you need to do is allow a boiled egg to soak overnight in cola. Next morning, ask your child to brush the egg with a toothbrush and toothpaste. As the discoloration is removed, ask your children how they think the stain got there and why they think brushing their teeth is so important after eating.

Happy faces at meal times

Making meal times fun is a great opportunity to teach children the value of eating healthily. Ask your children to form happy faces from healthy foods such as carrots, broccoli and slices of fruit. Take a photo of the finished article and perhaps even attach to the fridge. Afterwards, engage your children in a discussion on the benefits of eating healthy foods against eating sweets.

Tooth Brushing Chart

A great way to teach your children the importance of brushing daily is to draw a face with a large smiling mouth and hang on a poster board. Each day after your child has brushed their teeth they can stick a dried white navy been into the mouth. This is repeated each day until the mouth is filled completely and is left with a brilliant white smile.

HealthCare4all supplies dental care products for all ages.  They provide a fun range of electric toothbrushes for children that bring characters from Disney into the washroom:

Braun Oral-B Stages Kids Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush FROZEN:£29.98

This children’s toothbrush makes tooth brushing fun with the characters from Frozen. The Extra soft bristles cater for sensitive young teeth and gums. It is compatible with the Disney magic timer app by Oral B. The timer educates children to brush for the recommended two minutes, thus ingraining a life-long best practice.

Braun Oral-B Advance Power Kids Toothbrush Disney Cars: £13.99  Teeth brushing fun-time for 5 year olds and older with the characters from Disney’s Cars. This children’s toothbrush is moderately priced and has advanced power. The brushing heads are replaceable and are designed to clean chewing surfaces.

 

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Which Is The Best Body Fat Monitor Scale?

body fat monitor by HealthCare4All
what is the best body fat scale by healthcare4all

 

Have you ever wondered how to measure your body fat? Traditional scales that measure your weight and little more besides just won’t suffice anymore for many a serious slimmer. With advances in body weight technology it is now possible to not only monitor your weight but also how much of your body is actual fat.

Unlike conventional scales that measure your whole body weight without dissecting what the weight is related to, a body fat scale informs dieters of how much fat is in their body.

What body fat is healthy?

As the Daily Mail informs in an article about body fat analysers, for a woman between the ages of 20 and 39, a healthy percentage of body fat is 20 per cent. However, as we become older our bodies lose their lean tissue meaning we can weigh the same as we did when we were 25 years old 20 years later, but our bodies appear to be fatter.

This ‘growing fatter with age’ can however be reversed through exercise and a healthy diet and, according to Dr Frankie Phillips of the British Dietetic Association, body fat monitors can help in our quest to maintain a healthy weight and reverse the body’s tendency to lose its lean tissue and therefore look fatter.

“It’s [body fat scales] a good motivational tool for someone who has been dieting and exercising and is starting to lose motivation because nothing is changing on the scales,” Dr Phillips told the Daily Mail.

These types of scales can be a good motivational asset for individuals involved in an exercise and diet regime in which they are trying to lose weight. This is because of the fact that muscles weigh more than fat so dieters might actually be making good progress in their quest for a leaner body but on conventional scales do not realise they are making progress.

By contrast, these body fat analyser scales will inform an individual that their body fat is decreasing.

How does a body fat scale work?

These advanced types of scales work similar to conventional bathroom scales. Users simply step onto the scales, which then provides them with a digital reading in their body weight. In addition to their overall weight, the machine gives a body fat percentage.

As FitDay.com notes body fat scales rely on Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), a small electrical current which goes through the tissues of the body. The current passes through fat slower than it does through muscles and it is the resistance that is measured.

If you are thinking about purchasing body fat scales in order to assist yourself or your family with a weight loss regime, you might be interested in the Omron BF511 Body Fat Monitor Scales. This advanced body fat analyser measures the percentage of body fat, skeletal muscle percentage, skeletal muscles, visceral fat level, as well as BMI and resting metabolism. Only £65.99 at HealthCare4All

 

HealthCare4All also recommend the Omron BF508, another quality body fat monitor scale which provides full body fat analysing, giving dieters comprehensive understanding of the composition of their bodies to help them achieve their weight loss and body shape goals. Only £49.99 at HealthCare4All

 

 

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