Amid all the preparations for your child’s return to school, it is important to remember their dentist appointments. Tooth decay affects many children and can cause pain as well as problems when eating and speaking.

Key takeaways:

  • Regular appointments with the dentist help to prevent issues with your child’s teeth and gums.
  • Stock up on toothbrushes and floss to ensure your child maintains a regular oral care routine.
  • Plan for your child to have healthy options in their lunches, including grains, raw vegetables, yoghurt and fruit.

“If your child eats in the school cafeteria, review healthy, balanced food choices with him before the first day of school. Cut back on sugary foods and soft drinks.”

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!