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1Oral Health Making Snack Time Fun Time! Third GradeMissouri Department of Health and Senior ServicesOral Health Program
2Snacking! Do you eat between meals? What is your favorite between-meal snack?When do you like to have a snack?
3Snacks between meals are a way for you to get all the food you need each day to: GrowHave energyHave healthy bones, skin, and teethHelp you thinkHelp you learn and be your best
4Now let’s learn or review two words. DietandNutrition
5Your diet includes all the food you eat each day whether the food is healthy or not (junk food). Your diet needs to include a variety of foods in order for you to have good nutrition.
6NutritionIs the way your body uses the foods you eat!With good nutrition your body, including your teeth, will grow and work right.
7But, if you make poor choices, snacks can cause tooth problems. At your age, foods eaten as snacks can be an important part of your diet.But, if you make poor choices, snacks can cause tooth problems.
8What kinds of snacks cause tooth problems? Sugary snacks and drinks (soda pop)Sticky snacksSnacks that stay on your teeth
9Let’s talk about why these snacks are not healthy for our teeth!
10Everyone has germs called bacteria in their mouth. Each day a thin film called PLAQUE forms on your teeth and gums. It’s filled with bacteria.Bacteria are very small --- you need a microscope to see them.Sticky, sugary foods left on your teeth are a meal for bacteria.
11Bacteria in the PLAQUE turns food on your teeth into acid. Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993
12To understand an acid attack on your teeth, we need to first look at the tooth structure.
13The Enamel is… The outside layer. A hard protective cover. It is the hardest substance in our body, even harder than bone.Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993
14The Dentin is… Underneath the enamel. Makes up the largest part of a tooth.Hard, but not as hard as enamel.Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993
15The Pulp is… The soft space inside the tooth, underneath the dentin. Has blood vessels and nerves.Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993
16An acid attack: Starts on the tooth’s enamel Can cause a hole in the tooth called a cavityMissouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993
17GINGIVITIS. Bacteria attacks your gums too! If this happens to you it is calledGINGIVITIS.
18What are some signs of Gingivitis? Gums that are:RedSorePuffyBleeding
19What can you do to prevent cavities and gingivitis? Brush your teethFloss your teethChoose snacks wisely
20When should you brush your teeth? After eatingAt bedtimeMissouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program
21How do you floss your teeth? Use 18” of flossLeave an inch or two to work withMissouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program
22How do you floss your teeth? Gently followcurves of teethSlide floss up and down a few timesGo below the gumlineMissouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program
23What about those snack choices? A simple way to choose snacks is the way you have learned to choose foods for meals—using the Food PyramidUSDA
24Can you name the food groups? GrainsFruitVegetablesDairyMeat
25What are some examples from each group? Grain:Whole wheat bread, corn bread, popcornFruitsApples, oranges, grapesVegetables:Celery, carrots, broccoliDairyMilk, cheese, yogurt, ice creamMeat and BeansPeanut butter, eggs, nuts, tuna
26Remember! Choose healthy snacks. Brush twice daily. Floss daily. See your dentist and dental hygienist twice a year!
27Thank you for listening and keep brushing! An additional recommended resource for viewing:The Haunted Mouth (ADA).Call (816) for loan information from the UMKC dental libraryPhotos: Microsoft product box shots reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.All photos obtained from office.microsoft.com/clipart unless otherwise noted.This presentation has been adapted and used with permission from the Dental Health Program developed by the Clay County Public Health Center.