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1 Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program Oral Health Making Snack Time Fun Time! Third Grade

2 Snacking! Do you eat between meals? Do you eat between meals? What is your favorite between-meal snack? What is your favorite between-meal snack? When do you like to have a snack? When do you like to have a snack?

3 Snacks between meals are a way for you to get all the food you need each day to: Grow Grow Have energy Have energy Have healthy bones, skin, and teeth Have healthy bones, skin, and teeth Help you think Help you think Help you learn and be your best Help you learn and be your best

4 Now let’s learn or review two words. Diet and Nutrition

5 Your diet needs to include a variety of foods in order for you to have good nutrition. Your diet includes all the food you eat each day whether the food is healthy or not (junk food).

6 Nutrition Is the way your body uses the foods you eat! With good nutrition your body, including your teeth, will grow and work right.

7 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.

8 What kinds of snacks cause tooth problems? Sugary snacks and drinks (soda pop) Sugary snacks and drinks (soda pop) Sticky snacks Sticky snacks Snacks that stay on your teeth Snacks that stay on your teeth

9 Let’s talk about why these snacks are not healthy for our teeth!

10 Everyone 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. 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. Bacteria are very small --- you need a microscope to see them. Sticky, sugary foods left on your teeth are a meal for bacteria. Sticky, sugary foods left on your teeth are a meal for bacteria.

11 Bacteria in the PLAQUE turns food on your teeth into acid. Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993

12 To understand an acid attack on your teeth, we need to first look at the tooth structure.

13 The Enamel is… The outside layer. The outside layer. A hard protective cover. A hard protective cover. It is the hardest substance in our body, even harder than bone. It is the hardest substance in our body, even harder than bone. Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993

14 The Dentin is… Underneath the enamel. Underneath the enamel. Makes up the largest part of a tooth. Makes up the largest part of a tooth. Hard, but not as hard as enamel. Hard, but not as hard as enamel. Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993

15 The Pulp is… The soft space inside the tooth, underneath the dentin. The soft space inside the tooth, underneath the dentin. Has blood vessels and nerves. Has blood vessels and nerves. Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993

16 An acid attack: Starts on the tooth’s enamel Starts on the tooth’s enamel Can cause a hole in the tooth called a cavity Can cause a hole in the tooth called a cavity Missouri Show – Me Your Smile; 3rd Edition; 1993

17 Bacteria attacks your gums too! If this happens to you it is called GINGIVITIS. GINGIVITIS.

18 What are some signs of Gingivitis? Gums that are: Red Red Sore Sore Puffy Puffy Bleeding Bleeding

19 What can you do to prevent cavities and gingivitis? Brush your teeth Brush your teeth Floss your teeth Floss your teeth Choose snacks wisely Choose snacks wisely

20 When should you brush your teeth? After eating After eating At bedtime At bedtime Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program

21 How do you floss your teeth? Use 18” of floss Use 18” of floss Leave an inch or two to work with Leave an inch or two to work with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program

22 How do you floss your teeth? Gently follow curves of teeth Slide floss up and down a few times Go below the gumline Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program

23 What about those snack choices? A simple way to choose snacks is the way you have learned to choose foods for meals —using the Food Pyramid USDA

24 Can you name the food groups? Grains Grains Fruit Fruit Vegetables Vegetables Dairy Dairy Meat Meat

25 What are some examples from each group? Grain: Grain: − Whole wheat bread, corn bread, popcorn Fruits Fruits − Apples, oranges, grapes Vegetables: Vegetables: − Celery, carrots, broccoli Dairy Dairy − Milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream Meat and Beans Meat and Beans − Peanut butter, eggs, nuts, tuna

26 Remember! 1. Choose healthy snacks. 2. Brush twice daily. 3. Floss daily. 4. See your dentist and dental hygienist twice a year!

27 Thank 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 library Photos: 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.


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