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A Guide to a Good Smile


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A Guide to a Good and Healthy Smile :) .... Made by the Students of Sharjah Indian School.

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A Guide to a Good Smile

  1. 1. A Guide to a Good Smile All you need to know is Here
  2. 2. Pam Ayres – The Poet Very popular performer and a comic verse writer Pam Ayres has a natural flow for writing amusing verses having a remarkable spontaneity about them. Having a large fan-following this contemporary poet has appeared in many popular major TV shows. An author of six books of poem she also has seven record albums to her credit. Comical themes and linguistic Variations make her poems more enjoyable.
  3. 3. The Inspiration – Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth An Introduction “Oh, I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth” expresses the poet’s regret in adulthood regarding the damage caused to her teeth due to her carelessness. In her youth, she made fun of mother’s false teeth but now she helplessly awaits her turn when she would have to satisfy herself with a set of false teeth as a result of negligence.
  4. 4. The Poem – Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth Message Conveyed The poem conveys the message that time once lost cannot be regained. Hence, it is important to make hay while the sun shines. Good food habits and a sense of dental hygiene needs to be inculcated amongst the children by the adults and timely measures should be taken to preserve one’s teeth.
  5. 5. A Tooth – Bas i c Informat ion
  6. 6. Types of Teeth
  7. 7. Types of Teeth - Incisors Incisors (from the Latin word incidere, meaning "to cut") are the front teeth present in most heterodont mammals. They are located in the premaxilla above and on the mandible below. Humans have a total of eight (two on each side, top and bottom). Opossums have 18, whereas armadillos have none.
  8. 8. Types of Teeth - Canine In mammalian oral anatomy, the canine teeth, also called cuspids, dog teeth, fangs, or (in the case of those of the upper jaw) eye teeth, are relatively long, pointed teeth. However, they can appear more flattened, causing them to resemble incisors and leading them to be called incisiform.
  9. 9. Types of Teeth – Pre-Molar The premolar teeth, or bicuspids, are transitional teeth located between the canine and molar teeth. In humans, there are two premolars per quadrant in the permanent set of teeth, making eight premolars total in the mouth. They have at least two cusps. Premolars can be considered as a 'transitional tooth' during chewing, or mastication.
  10. 10. Types of Teeth - Molar The molars or molar teeth are the most posterior and most complicated kind of tooth in most mammals. In many mammals they grind food during chewing; hence the Latin name mola, "millstone". Molars show a great deal of diversity in size and shape across mammal groups.
  11. 11. What is a Cavity ?
  12. 12. Oral Hygiene Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. There are also oral pathologic conditions in which good oral hygiene is required for healing and regeneration of the oral tissues. These conditions included gingivitis, periodontitis, and dental trauma such as subluxation, oral cysts and following wisdom tooth extraction.
  13. 13. Whitening Treatments Whitening treatments don't permanently whiten teeth. If you expose your teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining you may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as 1 month after treatment. Those who avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.
  14. 14. What to do to keep your teeth white and clean ? 1. Brush or rinse immediately after consuming stain-causing beverages or foods 2. Follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss at least once daily to remove plaque. Use whitening toothpaste (once or twice a week only) to remove surface stains and prevent yellowing. 3. Consider touch-up treatments. Depending on the whitening method used, you may need a touch-up every 6 months or after a year or two. If you drink lots of stain-causing beverages, you may need a touch up more often. 4. If you do choose to consume beverages that stain, consider using a straw so that the liquid bypasses your front teeth. 5. Foods that are firm or crisp help to clean the teeth as they’re eaten. Apples are one of them and other choices include raw carrots, celery and (unsweetened) popcorn. 6. Don’t chew very hard foodstuffs such as hard candy or ice. Chewing hard food creates tiny fractures in the enamel of your teeth that, combine to result in major cracks. 7. Throw away your toothbrush or change the head of your electric toothbrush at least every two to three months. Otherwise, you’re just transferring bacteria to your mouth.
  15. 15. What Not to do to keep your teeth White and Clean ? 1. Avoid the consumption of or exposure to products that stain your teeth, such as coffee and tea. 2. Sipping sugary drinks throughout the day is another bad habit as the constant exposure to sweet and acidic beverages can foster tooth decay. 3. Dentists report that patients rely on their teeth for a number of odd jobs: to tear open a bag of crisps, uncap a bottle of nail varnish, or rip a price tag off a piece of clothing. You must avoid such things. This can be hard on your teeth, causing the edge of a weakened tooth to chip off or even break. 4. Reduce the biting of your nail, which can also harm your teeth. 5. Avoid crunching of ice cubes because the brittleness and cold temperature of ice cubes can actually cause teeth to fracture. 6. Some people also try to crack nuts such as walnuts or hazel nuts with their teeth, which can be equally hazardous to teeth. 7. Minimise the contact of drinks with your teeth; if you want to drink the drinks you have to use a straw but the straw must be positioned toward the back of the mouth, not resting against your teeth.
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