Keeping our teeth healthy

As part of our topic on keeping our body healthy, the boys and girls from Ms Tighe’s first class brought in their toothbrushes today. There was lots of discussion on how and why we need to take care of our teeth. We learned about plaque and the best way to brush our teeth properly using a pea sized amount of toothpaste for 3minutes. We used plaque disclosing tablets to show us how much plaque builds up on our teeth throughout the day and how long it takes to clean away all the plaque. As photos show you must remember your gums and tongue also! Brushing twice a day along with one or two visits to the dentist each year and good food choices should keep our teeth healthy for many years to come. We finished our lesson by making posters to encourage others to take care of their teeth too.