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					BRIGHT SMILES

  Your Guide to Good
    Dental Health

  Linda Hew-Len RN, MSN
Granite School District Nurse
What do Healthy Teeth & Gums
         Look Like?
        Teeth
          White
          Bright

          Sparkly

        Gums
          Light pink

          Not inflamed

          Do not bleed
Healthy Gums = Healthy Teeth
           TOOTH FACTS
   How many teeth do
    children have?




   How many teeth do
    adults have?
      TOOTH TRIVIA


Which animal has many sets of
 teeth that are replaced over
 and over as they fall out?
THE SHARK!
           TYPES OF TEETH

CROWN




ROOT




        INCISOR   CUSPID   MOLAR
    TOOTH TRIVIA


What animal has teeth
shaped like humans’ teeth?
THE APE!
     PARTS OF A TOOTH
  ENAMEL

  DENTIN            CROWN
    PULP




CEMENTUM
                    ROOTS
A TOOTH’S WORST
    ENEMY--


  PLAQUE!
      WHAT IS PLAQUE?
A   sticky film made up of harmful
  bacteria that forms on everyone’s
  teeth
 Causes tooth decay, or cavities, and
  irritates your gums
 Bacteria in plaque make acids that
  can attack the enamel on your
  teeth and cause cavities
  HOW DO YOU PREVENT
PLAQUE FROM ATTACKING
     YOUR TEETH?


BRUSH AND FLOSS!
Toothbrush Trivia
HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH
HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH
HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH
HOW TO FLOSS YOUR TEETH
EAT FOOD HEALTHY FOR
       TEETH
 WHAT OTHER FOODS ARE
  HEALTHY FOR TEETH?
 Milk and milk products--cheese,
    yogurt, ice cream
 Vegetables
 Meat
 Fish
 Fruit
  WHAT FOODS ARE
UNHEALTHY FOR TEETH?
           WHY?
They  stick to teeth and allow
 bacteria to grow under them
Sugary foods help bacteria
 grow and make plaque acids
 that cause cavities and tooth
 decay
         WHAT TO DO?
 Cut down on sticky and sugary
  snacks and eat tooth-healthy snacks
  instead
 Brush and floss your teeth after you
  eat to reduce the bacteria that lead
  to cavities and tooth decay
 Visit your dentist regularly to have
  your teeth cleaned and protected
Visiting Your Dentist
Healthy Smiles for Life
     QUESTIONS???




     Call your School Nurse
Granite District Nursing Services
            685-4246

				
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