Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Tooth" Healthy Foods vs. The Sweets!

Here is a fun activity for your pre-school child!  This activity will help to teach the importance of of eating 'tooth' healthy foods at an early age.

Foods that contain a lot of sugar may be left on our teeth after we eat sweets!  Sugars and food particles team up with bacteria/germs in our mouths to form plaque.  Plaque makes an acid that damages the outer layer of our teeth (the strong white enamel) and causes cavities!

It is perfectly fine to eat sweets.  Our recommendation is to brush your child's teeth right after.   A good time to eat sweets is after dinner.  Then, you can help your child brush his/her teeth before she goes to bed.

There are certainly foods that are better for your child's teeth.  Some examples are cheese, yogurt, fruit, vegetables, and milk!

You'll need:
  1. 2 pieces of white paper
  2. family or food magazine
  3. pencil or black marker
  4. scissors
  5. glue
Just follow these steps below:
The set-up
Let the fun begin!
This little boy really wanted the marshmallows to be considered a "Tooth" Healthy food!  This activity was a great lesson for him.
The sweet tooth!
The happy healthy tooth!

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