Why Do We Need Teeth? Talking Chewing SmilingSinging Looking Your Best ___________
What happens if you dont keep your teeth healthy? Want to know more about cavities?
What Can You Do To Keep Teeth Healthy? Brush and Floss Play a fun game about brushing your teeth at: Colgate.comColgate.com
How To Brush… Step 1:Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Brush the outsides of your teeth in small circular motions Use the same circle motions to clean the chewing surfaces of your teeth Now brush the insides of your teeth. Tilt your toothbrush upright to get behind your front teeth Last dont forget to brush your tongue! It helps keep your breath fresh When you are first learning let Mom or Dad help
When Should You Brush? At least 2 times a day! In the morning Before bed And if you can after lunch and sweet snacks
Is your toothbrush the same size as your parents? Does it have soft bristles? How often do you get a new toothbrush? Your Toothbrush No, it should be a kids size Yes, hard bristles are bad for your gums Every 3 months is the rule!!!
Your Toothpaste Things to look for… Fluoride Fights cavities and decay Strengthens teeth Flavors Find one you like! Mouthwash Freshens breath
Baby Teeth There are 20 baby teeth But baby teeth arent ready the day your born They start coming in at 6-12 months Usually you have them all by the time youre 3 years old
Losing Your Baby Teeth Everyone loses their baby teeth!!! They usually start falling out when youre 5 or 6 years old Why does this happen? Because adult teeth are pushing through
Permanent Teeth There are 28 adult teeth Incisors Cutting, chopping and biting Canines Tearing Premolars (Bicuspid) Crushing and grinding Molars Grind food and help you swallow
Lets Compare… Baby TeethAdult Teeth 28 20 Fall out Permanent Start coming in at 6-12 months Start coming in at 5 or 6 years Need to brush them 2 times a day Helps us talk, chew, sing…
Why we need teeth Brushing your teeth Toothbrush And Toothpaste Baby and Permanent Teeth Misc. $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Teeth Jeopardy!!!
Brushing Your Teeth For $100 How many times a day should you brush your teeth? 2 times a day
Toothbrush and Toothpaste For $300 How often should you buy a new toothbrush? Every 3 Months