Let’s help kids bike to school every day – safely!

9th May 2018 | Posted by: SpaDental Administrator

Be active for bike to school week.

There was a time when most children either walked to school, or cycled. Nowadays many young people are not getting the exercise they need to develop healthy, strong bodies. Teenagers who bike to school benefit from the routine of regular exercise built into their day.

bike to school safely like the girl wearing a helmet

Why is it a good idea to bike to school?

As dental professionals we’re especially interested in the health benefits of cycling to school. We believe that if young people learn the importance of taking care of their bodies, they also take care of their teeth.

Over the years, the percentage of children going to school by car, or taking a bus, has increased. The main reason parents cite for preferring a car or bus is safety. Parents, quite rightly, are concerned that using a bike on the road can be dangerous. So it’s important to make sure children are safe if they are cycling.

Tips kids need to know to keep safe on the roads:

Keeping teeth safe as they bike to school:

Already have a mouth guard? If so, it’s a great idea to wear it cycling too.

Using a bike off-road for tricks or speed? Then it’s definitely worth thinking about getting protection for your teeth. The best option is made-to-measure by a dentist so it fits snuggly on your teeth and won’t fall out.

Bike to school for a healthy body and an active mind!

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