At the end of this lesson students will be able to:
- Identify the five parts of the tooth (crown, roots, enamel, dentin, pulp).
- List at least three snacks that are healthy (raw vegetables, fruit, cheese).
- Explain what is a cavity (cavities are caused by sugars left on teeth after meals or snacks; bacteria feast on these sugars and form acid as a by-product; this acid eats into the tooth enamel, eventually creating a cavity).
- Explain how we can prevent cavities from forming (brushing our teeth as soon as possible after eating and limiting between-meal snacks).
- In addition:
Children will wash their hands and tell us how many teeth they have, followed by groups of children role playing a visit to the dentist.