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How often should you floss your teeth?
every day
What are some examples of good dental choices for snacks?
popcorn, plain yogurt, eggs, fruits, vegetables, whole-wheat bread, nuts & seeds, whole grain cereal, meat, milk, cheese,salads, muffins
How many teeth will you have?
32
Who checks your teeth for cavities?
dentist
How many times a day should you brush your teeth?
twice
How often should you replace your toothbrush?
about every 3 months
Name the 3 types of teeth?
molars
canines
incisors
What is the tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth called?
Enamel
What part of your teeth sends messages of hot, cold, or pain to your brain?
Nerves
What part of your tooth is harder than bone?
Dentin
What hard yellowish, bone tissue covers the root of the tooth?
Cementum
What is the soft center of a tooth called?
Pulp
Which teeth are for tearing?
pointed teeth
What can be the biggest enemy to our teeth?
frequent snacking
What is the greatest protection against tooth decay?
Flouride
How many times a year should you have your teeth checked?
twice (2) times
True or False
You should brush your tongue when you brush your teeth?
True
Which teeth are for crunching?
back teeth
What part of your tooth holds it in place in your mouth?
Root
Name 4 don'ts concerning dental safety.
Don't push other children.
don't throw a bat after hitting a ball.
Don't put foreign objects in your mouth.
Don't stand on swings, slides, or furniture.
What do you call the visible part of a tooth?
Crown
Which teeth are for munching?
bottom teeth
What do you call the soft tissue that surrounds the base of the teeth?
Gums
What are some poor dental choices for snacks?
raisins, pudding, dried fruits, chocolate milk, ice cream, fruit leather, milkshakes, granola bars
What tools do you use to take care of your teeth?
toothbrush
dental floss
flouride
Which teeth are for biting?
front teeth