Taking Care of Your Teeth
Hello everyone, before I summarise todays lesson the school nurse would like me to say how much she enjoyed working with you and how well behaved you were. Thank-you.
So, what should we have learnt?
After our baby/milk teeth have fallen out we have only one set of permanent teeth that will last our lifetime but only if we take care of them properly. If we do not take care of Permanent teeth, they may decay and fall out. Once our permanent teeth fall out, new teeth will not grow to replace them.
When we eat food, small pieces of food get stuck between our teeth. If we don’t remove these small pieces of food, germs will grow on them. Acids produced by these germs harm the teeth enamel. After some time small holes called cavities will form on the teeth. The germs continue to attack the teeth and the cavities continue to become bigger and bigger. Your teeth start to hurt when the cavity reaches the pulp.
We should take our teeth by following the below mentioned steps:
- Brush teeth twice a day. In the morning and at night before going to sleep. Brushing removes the small pieces of food stuck between our teeth.
- We should wash our mouth with water after having every meal.
- Eating too much chocolates and sweets can damage our teeth.
- We should eat foods rich in vitamin A and calcium such as milk, eggs and green leafy vegetables.
- We must regularly visit dentists to check for any damage to our teeth. If there are any cavities in our teeth, then the dentist can help us avoid any further damage to the teeth.