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This article brought to you courtesy of Dr. Alan Neal, DMD, FAGD, of Neal Family Dental, Insider Dental Expert.

Dr. Alan Neal, DMD, FAGD

It's the end of summer and time to get back to school! For some, this means heading off to college for the first time. With that in mind, here is some friendly advice about college that I wish I had known as a freshman:

Make friends with someone in your dorm that owns a car.

The four basic food groups are NOT Ramen, Mountain Dew, Pizza, and Cheesy Grillers.

100/200 level classes can be harder than 300/400 level classes, so go to class!

Caffeine is a poor substitute for sleep.

Want high grades? Mark every quiz, test, project, paper, and final on a calendar, along with WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR GRADE each is. When you have tests or assignments from different classes with similar due dates, study for the test or complete the assignment that means more to your grade first.

Buy a reliable computer and printer. Otherwise, one of them is sure to break down the night before your mid-term paper is due.

Get involved! College is all about trying new things. I was a pre-dental Biology major but I had the chance to be involved with residence life, to DJ for two semesters, to play intramural sports, and to star in several plays.

Brush and floss 2x a day for 2 minutes, and if you have any dental issues or questions, visit Neal Family Dental in Canby; we can create a smile that you are happy to show off.

Neal Family Dental

333 N.W. 3rd Ave.

Canby, OR 97013

503-266-2705

www.NealFamilyDental.com

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