Dental Plaque - an invisible sticky film of bacteria on teeth. It is near the gum line. Calculus is hardened dental plaque.
Data 42% of children 2 to 11 have had Tooth Decay in their primary teeth. Black and Hispanic children and those living in families with lower incomes have more decay
Brushing teeth - helps remove plaque from the exposed surface of the teeth. Flossing - helps remove dental plaque & bits of food stuck between teeth.
Cavity - a hole in a tooth. Gingivitis - a condition in which the gums are red, swollen, and tender. They bleed easily
Braces - devices that are placed on the teeth and wired together to help straighten the teeth. Retainer - a plastic device with wire that keeps the teeth from moving back to their original places.
WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR TEETH Brush your teeth & tongue after each meal Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to prevent injury to the gums. Use toothpaste with fluoride. Floss your teeth each day. Limit the amount of sweets that you eat.
WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR TEETH Eat foods that contain calcium, vitamin C and D to strengthen teeth. Wear a mouth guard for sports in which teeth might be injured. Avoid risk behaviors that might cause oral cancer. (smokeless tobacco, cigarettes)
WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR TEETH Know the signs of oral cancer. 1. a sore in the mouth that bleeds easily. 2. a sore that does not heal. 3. a red or white patch in the mouth. 4. difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
What people used long ago to clean teeth ground-up chalk or charcoal lemon juice ashes (the stuff thats left over after a fire) tobacco and honey mixed together