2Chewing Talking Smiling Singing Looking Your Best Why Do We Need Teeth?ChewingTalkingSmilingSingingAsk them what else we use our teeth for.LookingYour Best___________
3What happens if you don’t keep your teeth healthy? Want to know more about cavities?
4What Can You Do To Keep Teeth Healthy? Brush and FlossPlay a fun game about brushing your teeth at: Colgate.com
5How To Brush… When you are first learning let Mom or Dad help Step 1: Brush the outsidesof your teeth insmall circularmotionsWhen youare firstlearning letMom orDad helpUse the same circlemotions to clean thechewing surfacesof your teethStep 4:Step 3:Now brush theinsides of your teeth.Tilt your toothbrushupright to get behindyour front teethLast don’t forget tobrush your tongue!It helps keep yourbreath fresh
6When Should You Brush? At least 2 times a day! In the morningBefore bedAnd if you can after lunch and sweet snacks
7Your Toothbrush Is your toothbrush the same size as your parents? Does it have soft bristles?How often do you get a new toothbrush?No, it should be a kid’s sizeYes, hard bristles are bad foryour gumsEvery 3 months is the rule!!!
8Your Toothpaste Things to look for… Fluoride Flavors Mouthwash Fights cavitiesand decayStrengthens teethFlavorsFind one you like!MouthwashFreshens breath
9Baby Teeth There are 20 baby teeth But baby teeth aren’t ready the day your bornThey start coming in at 6-12 monthsUsually you have them all by the time you’re 3 years old
10Losing Your Baby Teeth Everyone loses their baby teeth!!! They usually start falling out when you’re 5 or 6 years oldWhy does this happen?Because adult teeth are pushing through
11Permanent Teeth There are 28 adult teeth Incisors Canines Cutting, chopping and bitingCaninesTearingPremolars (Bicuspid)Crushing and grindingMolarsGrind food and help you swallowIncisors are the front 4 on bottom and topCanines pointed teeth on top of bottomPremolars are the two teeth next to the caninesMolars are the back 3 on all sides
12Let’s Compare… Baby Teeth Adult Teeth 20 28 Need to brush them 2 times a dayPermanentFall outMake sure to ask the kids what else can fit into the venn.Helps us talk,chew, sing…Start coming inat 5 or 6 yearsStart coming inat 6-12 months
13Baby and Permanent Teeth Teeth Jeopardy!!!Why we need teethBrushing your teethToothbrushAnd ToothpasteBaby and Permanent TeethMisc.$100$200$300$400$500
14Brushing Your Teeth For $100 How many times a day shouldyou brush your teeth?2 times a day
15Toothbrush and Toothpaste For $300 How often should youbuy a new toothbrush?Every 3 Months