Taking care of our teeth You should brush your teeth after eating.
Plaque Plaque is a sticky layer of germs that forms on your teeth. Brushing washes it away.
Floss Floss between your teeth to get rid of plaque.
Toothpaste Toothpaste should have fluoride to fight tooth decay.
Tooth decay A hole that forms when tooth enamel is eaten away is called a cavity. This type of tooth decay can be prevented if you brush your teeth.
Eat health snacks Health snacks can help your teeth grow strong and reduce the chance of tooth decay (cavities).
Eat health snacks If you chew gum or sip soda, the sugarless kind is a whole lot better for your teeth.
Dental Care Adults have 32 teeth but children have fewer because they lose baby teeth as adult teeth grow. In addition to chewing, teeth help you speak clearly. Teeth also give your face its shape and add to the way you look.
Visits to the Dentist Regular visits to the dentist are important. The dentist will check for decay. The dentist will make sure the teeth are growing in properly. At the dentist the hygienists will clean your teeth.