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1 1 SCIENCE of TOOTH DECAY and GUM DISEASE SCIENCE of TOOTH DECAY and GUM DISEASE.

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1 1 1 SCIENCE of TOOTH DECAY and GUM DISEASE SCIENCE of TOOTH DECAY and GUM DISEASE

2 Bacteria are tiny one-celled organisms (germs) found in your saliva (spit) and can only be seen through a microscope Bacteria multiply in your mouth and create a sticky film on your teeth called plaque (plak)

3 Plaque is colorless and you cant see it on your teeth!

4 Tiny bits of food stick to the plaque when you eat. Bacteria in the plaque eat the sugar and starch left in your mouth, and ACID is formed.

5 This acid makes tiny holes in the enamel of your tooth. As more acid is made the holes get bigger and deeper. Your tooth begins to decay, which means to break down or rot away, and now you have a cavity!

6 Baby teeth, also called milk teeth and primary teeth, are important and must stay healthy until our permanent teeth are ready to come in. Baby teeth help a child: learn to eat solid food learn to talk to save a space for the permanent tooth You can help prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay!

7 Gingivitis Healthy teeth must have healthy gums! Brushing and flossing your teeth daily helps get rid of the bacteria in plaque that can infect your gums

8 Brush at least twice a dayBrush at least twice a day Use a fluoride toothpasteUse a fluoride toothpaste Floss between teeth every dayFloss between teeth every day Visit a dentist 2 times each yearVisit a dentist 2 times each year (if possible) Brush at least twice a dayBrush at least twice a day Use a fluoride toothpasteUse a fluoride toothpaste Floss between teeth every dayFloss between teeth every day Visit a dentist 2 times each yearVisit a dentist 2 times each year (if possible)

9 The CHOICES YOU make and what YOU do every day is MOST IMPORTANT The CHOICES YOU make and what YOU do every day is MOST IMPORTANT

10 2 ORAL HEALTH & SAFETY Nutrition Dental emergencies Mouthguard safety

11 Grains Vegetables Fruits Milk Meat & Fish Beans & Nuts Fats, oils, and sweets are at the top of the Pyramid. A healthy diet is one that is low in fat and sugar!

12 Grains GREAT source of vitamin B!

13 Green vegetables are a good source of calcium a mineral that builds strong tooth enamel

14 Fruit Group Focus on fruit Fruits are rich in vitamin C Germs (bacteria) cause gum disease and Vitamin C helps your body fight germs

15 Dairy Milk, yogurt and cheese are great sources of Calcium – needed for strong bones and tooth enamel

16 Meat & Beans Beans, nuts, and eggs are included in this group of foods rich in protein. Go lean with protein

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18 If an accident knocks out a permanent tooth or a baby tooth, sometimes a dentist can put the tooth back into place and it can become rooted again. If an accident knocks out a permanent tooth or a baby tooth, sometimes a dentist can put the tooth back into place and it can become rooted again.

19 Drop found tooth in a glass of milk or water

20 3 3 ORAL HYGIENE Plaque control Fluoride How to keep your mouth clean

21 fluoride is a mineral strengthens teeth prevents tooth decay fluoride is a mineral strengthens teeth prevents tooth decay Use a fluoride toothpaste

22 Brush at least twice a day Use a fluoride toothpaste Floss teeth every day Visit a dentist regularly (when possible) Brush at least twice a day Use a fluoride toothpaste Floss teeth every day Visit a dentist regularly (when possible)

23 A DANGEROUS DRUG

24 Stained Teeth and Gum Disease

25 HAIRY TONGUE

26 Keep your mouth clean Eat the right foods Dont use tobacco or other drugs Wear a mouthguard Visit a dentist twice a year


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