Dental Hygiene


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Dental Hygiene

  1. 1. By: RaDonna Carskadon for 1 st grade DENTAL HYGIENE!
  2. 2. HAPPY TEETH <ul><li>Keeping happy teeth is the key to a beautiful, long lasting smile!! </li></ul>Main
  3. 3. EATING <ul><li>Eat lots of fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Eat lots of vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Eat healthy foods </li></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of water </li></ul><ul><li>Eat lots of candy </li></ul><ul><li>Eat lots of cookies </li></ul><ul><li>Eat lots of sweets </li></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of pop </li></ul><ul><li>Do </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t </li></ul>Main Main
  4. 4. BRUSHING <ul><li>Don’t Forget… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The front teeth… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or the back teeth… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or behind… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or inside… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or underneath… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or on top… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or your gums… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or your tongue! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>That’s a lot to remember! </li></ul><ul><li>This might help… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>front, back, side to side, up, down and all around. </li></ul></ul>Click here to Listen Main
  5. 5. REMEMBER TO BRUSH… Here… And Here… And Here… And Here… And Here Too! Main
  6. 6. FLOSSING <ul><li>Don’t forget to floss between EVERY tooth. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even the ones in the very back! </li></ul></ul>Main
  7. 7. DON’T FORGET… <ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on video to play. </li></ul></ul></ul>Main
  8. 8. TOOTHBRUSH <ul><li>Change toothbrush 3-4 times a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Change toothbrush after getting sick. </li></ul>Main
  9. 9. DENTIST <ul><li>Make sure to see your dentist at least two times a year. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That is about once every six months. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The dentist just needs to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>If you floss and brush everyday and make sure to eat good foods, you won’t get cavities. </li></ul>Main
  10. 10. CAVITIES <ul><li>Oops! </li></ul><ul><li>What is a cavity? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The breakdown of a tooth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A soft or weak spot on a tooth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does it hurt? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YES, if a cavity goes untreated it can be very painful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can it be fixed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only by a dentist </li></ul></ul>Main
  11. 11. OVERALL WE HAVE LEARNED… <ul><li>We need to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.) Brush everyday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.) Brush every tooth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.) Floss everyday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.) Floss every tooth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.) Brush for 2 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.) Make sure to go to the dentist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.) And don’t forget to have FUN BRUSHING! </li></ul></ul>Main
  12. 12. CONCEPT MAP Main
  13. 13. ABOUT THE AUTHOR <ul><li>RaDonna Carskadon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What I am doing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I am an aspiring teacher. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How am I doing it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I am currently studying at Grand Valley State University. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What inspired this lesson? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I observed a first grade class in March, dental hygiene month, and I thought I could make an interesting lesson to help the students learn how and why it is important to keep up on their dental hygiene. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You may contact me with any questions at </li></ul></ul>Main
  14. 14. RESOURCES <ul><li>Want Some Life Saving Advice?. 8/9/2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Brushing. 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Care as a Part of Overall Care. Sonicare. 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Dowshen, Steven. What’s a Cavity?. April 2008. </li></ul>Main
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