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Back to Campus: Stock Smart in the Dorm Fridge

Stock Smart in the Dorm Fridge infographic

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Pack Your Compact Refrigerator to Feed Your Brain and Body for Going Back to Campus

A healthy fridge in the dorm room can help fill in the gaps in time, energy, and nutrition many college students experience. Having these essentials on hand provides a foundation of essential vitamins and nutrients that will pay off in the classroom, on the scale, and in the dentist’s office!

It’s What’s Inside the Dorm Room Fridge that Counts

The dorm room mini-fridge might be small, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be mighty. Make room for delicious nutrition that keeps your brain and body at the head of the class. Here are some well-rounded ideas:

  • Mini-Mediterranean delights: Don’t freeze out healthy snacks like carrots, hummus, and cheese.
  • Top-shelf H2O: Always have a cold one on hand.
  • Sandwich ingredients keep lunch fresh and fast.
  • Yogurt packs a sweet supply of calcium for teeth & bone health.

Smart Choices on the Side

You’ll want to use every nook and cranny in your refrigerator. Whether what you really need is hydration or a little taste of home, set yourself up for success with a little comfort food and a burst of energy. These compact items can come in very handy:

  • Keep PB&J on hand for a familiar treat any time you need it.
  • Sports drink electrolytes and veggie juice vitamins keep you on your game.

Top it Off Right

It’s tempting to use the top of your tiny fridge for decoration or extra book storage. Don’t waste your space. Put some good stuff where you can see it! Then you might be less tempted to go down the hall to the vending machine. These tasty treats are “dentist approved” and have other health benefits too:

  • Trail mix offers a quick brain pick-me-up.
  • A little dose of dark chocolate for the body and soul.
  • An apple a day and some potassium go a long way.
  • Grab a protein bar for eat and run energy.

Don’t Shut the Door on Health

We went to college once too, so we know you’ll need room for some other goodies. Even with all of that healthy stuff on those small shelves, you should still have room for thoughtfully-wrapped leftovers, a few pieces of pizza, and even a caffeinated beverage or two. We challenge you to keep those to a minimum and use the fridge to your advantage!

Our dentists, Umang Patel D.D.S., Nina Arora D.D.S., and Saba Sheikh D.D.S., provided this infographic as a fun way to help first-year and other college students among patients in their Romeoville and Palos Heights offices as they head back to campus in 2022. Have a great time at campus, learn a lot, and don’t forget to brush and floss. Can’t wait to see you over winter or spring break!

To schedule your next visit, complete our contact form or call our office at 815-886-0875.




Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.