1.1.PExplain the importance of effective dental and personal hygiene practices
Quick Write- Define Health… Name 3 categories that fall under hygiene… How do you keep your teeth clean?
Health- According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Categories- 1. Your Hair 2. Your Face 3. Your Skin 4. Your Teeth 5. Your Ears 6. Your Hands 7. Your Nails 8. Your Feet
The health and cleanliness of your mouth is important, if you don’t brush and floss… Cavities (holes in your teeth) may form Your breath will probably smell bad You may be at higher risk for serious disease later in life, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes 47 per cent of youngsters under 12 have been told they have dental decay
Cavity. That's the word no one wants to hear at the dentist's office. A cavity develops when a tooth decays or breaks down. A cavity is a hole that can grow bigger and deeper over time. But why would your tooth develop a hole? Blame plaque. That's a sticky, slimy substance made up mostly of the germs that cause tooth decay. The bacteria in your mouth make acids and when plaque clings to your teeth, the acids can eat away at the outermost layer of the tooth, called the enamel
If you don't go to the dentist, the acids can continue to make their way through the enamel, and the inside parts of your tooth can begin to decay. If you've ever had a toothache or heard an adult complain about one, it may have been because there was a cavity that reached all the way inside a tooth, where the nerve endings are. Ouch! Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and may take X-rays. If your dentist discovers a cavity, he or she can repair it for you by first removing the rotted part of your tooth with a special drill. The dentist then fills the hole in your tooth with a special material. The result is called a filling.
Choose a toothbrush certified by the American Dental Association (ADA) A soft bristle brush is good, and it should fit to your mouth Get a new toothbrush at least every 3 or 4 months Choose a fluoride toothpaste also certified by the ADA
At least two times a day One time in the morning, and one time at night Consider brushing between meals, too! Floss at least one time a day Floss if you feel food stuck in your teeth
Bacteria in your mouth grow on sugar Try to eat as little “junk food” as possible =candy, chocolate, and other sweets Avoid drinking soda and sweet tea If you do eat these things, you may want to brush immediately afterwards