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How to look after your teeth What do you use your teeth for?
We use our teeth for? Talking Biting Chewing Smiling
This is Mole-R He helps us look after our teeth and mouth Image of Mole-R required
Mole-R is good at looking after his teeth and wants to help us look after ours
Mole-R is going to help us discover more about dental health using his special equipment Toothbrush Timer
The toothbrush is to make sure we keep our teeth clean.
The timer is to make sure that we spend the right amount of time looking after our teeth
Mole-R is going to help us to discover more about dental health Do you know how to look after your teeth?
2. Brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day 1. Visit the dentist regularly 3. Water and milk are the best drinks for healthy teeth 4. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables 5. Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
Mole-R brushes his teeth twice a day. Once in the morning and once before he goes to bed.
Why is brushing your teeth important? The germs that build up in your mouth every day are called plaque. Plaque produces acid when you eat or drink sugary foods and can cause a hole in your tooth
1. When we are babies our first set of teeth appear 2. As we grow up our baby teeth fall out and our adult teeth grow 3. We do not get any more new teeth again, so if we don’t look after our adult teeth, they will be gone forever.
Always spit out your toothpaste – never swallow it! And don’t rinse your mouth after you have brushed. Image of child spitting out
Mole-R will remind us of the best way to brush our teeth
Brush your teeth for two minutes in a morning and two minutes before bedtime
Choose a toothbrush with a small head and bristles Use toothpaste that contains the right amount of fluoride You only need a pea sized amount of toothpaste
Use small round movements and make sure you brush all the different sides and tops of your teeth
If Mole-R doesn’t brush his teeth, then they might get tooth decay. This is when a tooth gets a hole in it.
Mole-R always uses toothpaste when he brushes his teeth
Toothpaste contains special substances like fluoride that help keep your teeth clean and healthy
I’m very careful about what I eat and how often I eat. I try not to snack on sugary food and drinks because this can damage my teeth.
Mole-R has helped you learn about teeth, now you can be a Mole-R too. Create 4 posters which show a different way of looking after your teeth, and write underneath each one to tell people what to do.