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Dental Health

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 Dental Health

 

 

 

About Your Teeth

BABY TEETHThe first teeth you got were your baby teeth -- 20 in all, 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. Baby teeth help you to talk and chew. But they also "save space" in your mouth so that there is room for your permanent teeth.

PERMANENT TEETHWhen all your permanent teeth have come in, you'll have 32 teeth all together. There will be 16 on the top, and 16 on the bottom. Out of these 32 teeth, 20 replace baby teeth, and the other 12 are new, permanent molars.

Your molars are the hardworking, larger teeth in the back that do most of your chewing! The first set you'll get are 6-year-molars (guess when you get them!) -- two on the bottom, two on the top. Then, the second molars are your 12-year-molars. The last ones -- your third molars --are also called your wisdom teeth.

And, while we're talking about teeth, have you heard about . . . FUZZY TEETH?

Everyone has plaque bacteria in their mouth. It's always there. But when you eat, the sugars and starches you eat mix with the plaque bacteria -- and it GROWS.

Sometimes you can even feel it when you run your tongue along your teeth. Try it! Do your teeth feel smooth -- or "fuzzy"? If they are "fuzzy," you need to brush them as soon as you can!

 

From: http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/colgate/print.htm

 

 

Taking care of your Teeth

 

 

 

 


 

Click the links below for some fun on-line games

 

http://www.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/HomePage.cvsp

 

 

 

 

What can you do to Have Heathy Teeth?

 

A trip tp the dentist

 

 

http://www.ada.org/public/games/marty.asp

 

The secret of a healthy smile is simple: taking good care of your teeth. And what's the best way to find out how to do that? Let Mouthie take you into the MouthPower laboratory.

http://www.mouthpower.org/mouthpower.cfm

 

Click below to download a chart to keep track of brushing your teeth

brushing chart.pdf

 

Sites to Check out

 

 

 

Alfy's Dental Health - Don't forget to click Internet Activities, Lesson Plans, and Related Resources at the top for more resources.

Awesome Teeth - Lesson ideas.

Brace Yourself - Lesson plan for 6-12.

Bright Smiles - Unit plan.....the lesson links are at the bottom of the page.

Clean Teeth Award - Print and complete for your students.

Colgate Kids' World - There's games and activities for all ages here. Wow!

Crafts for Dental Health Month - Click on the desired activity/craft.

Dental Activities - From Child Fun.

Dental Coloring Pages - Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture before printing.

Dental Games - Click on the game you wish to play.

Dental Graphics - Pictures for your reports, research papers, newsletters, etc.

Dental Health/Dentist - Theme ideas and activities From Stormie's theme pages.

Dental Health Guide for Children

Dental Health Month - Lots of activities.....

Dental Health Theme - Book list, ideas, activities, and more.

Dental Health Theme II - Songs, art ideas, games, science, and more.

Dental Health Theme III - Graphics are all broken, but the page has some good ideas.

Dental Health Theme IV - Yes, another theme page....this one is for kindergarten.

Dental Health Unit - All About Teeth theme page....don't miss this page for great ideas, books, and activities on a dental health theme.

Flick and the Tooth Test - This site covers aspects of oral hygiene.

Frogwart and the Tooth Fairies - Online story.

Georgia's Loose Tooth - "This transplanted fairy tale gives new meaning to the word vegetable".

Healthy Teeth NEW

Kids' Stuff - Information about teeth, dental health, games, and more.

Landie and the Loose Tooth - Online story.

Let's Talk Teeth - Unit lesson plans for learning about dental health/teeth.

Mouth and Teeth - Information from Kids Health.

Oral B for Kids - Learn how to correctly brush and floss, visit the Mouth Museum, or just find some cool information on dental health.

Pearly Whites - Five lesson plans.

Plaque Invaders - Online game......requires Shockwave.......can be downloaded free of charge.

Simple Steps to Better Dental Health

Smiling Craft - Directions for making a simple smiling picture using construction paper.

Taking Care of Your Teeth

Teeth - Theme page from ABC Teach.....lots of printable resources here.

The Tooth Fairy - This is a pediatric dentist's site, but has some good resources.

The Wisdom Tooth - All about dental hygiene.

Visiting the Dental Hygienist - Click on the different parts of the picture to learn about the special equipment a dental hygienist uses to help her take care of your teeth.

What Causes Tooth Decay - Lesson plan for elementary grades.

 

  from: http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/dentalhealth.htm

 

http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/resources/guide-to-your-teeth.html  

The best way to see your teeth is to get a mirror -- and open wide!

And think about this: What do you see when you look at your teeth? Do you still have some (or all) of your baby teeth? How many teeth do you have all together? Do you have baby teeth or permanent teeth? Maybe you have a combination.

 

 

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