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Oral hygiene

In this section students are introduced to looking after their teeth and mouths to keep them healthy and prevent infection.

Students explore how to prevent dental decay (caries) by demonstrating the importance of limiting sugar intake and brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Students learn how dental plaque develops on the teeth and how bacteria in the plaque can cause dental decay.

Students will look at the sugar in their own diets and carry out an activity to identify and reproduce the amount of sugar contained in common drinks.

The video below introduces students to effective tooth brushing at home.