Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dental Health

February is Children's Dental Health month, so we have been learning about how to take care of our teeth. We began our study by brainstorming words to describe teeth.  We described teeth as being shiny, hard, smooth, white, wiggly, bumpy, and clean.  Here is the chart we made.  

Throughout the week we learned about our different types of teeth and what they help us do.  We learned that kids have 20 teeth and adults have 32!  We made this replica of a mouth using marshmallows and labeled the teeth.  

We also learned about foods that are good for our teeth and foods that our bad for our teeth.  We found out that apples and carrots are especially good for our teeth.  What a yummy snack!  

We also tried to use apples, marshmallow fluff, and a few marshmallows to make a smile.  It ended up being a sticky mess!  Oh well!  

On Friday Josie's aunt, Dr. Stephanie from Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry, came to talk to us about taking care of our teeth.  We learned so much and had a lot of fun!  A big thanks to Dr.Stephanie for offering to do that for us!!


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