Good Dental Health Equals a Beautiful Smile!

This week our second grade class will be learning about dental health. It is important for us to keep our teeth clean and healthy! The U.S. Surgeon General has come up with this list of seven steps to a bright, healthy smile!

1. Brush Teeth and gums with Fluoride Toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime.
2. Visit the Dentist Regularly.
3. Floss Your Teeth Daily.
4. Use Fluoride Rinse for strong, healthy teeth and gums.
5. Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day… and remember to practice healthy eating and get plenty of calcium.
6. Wear a Mouthguard When Playing Sports.
7. Ask your Dental Professional about Dental Sealants.

Here are a couple of fun websites to help us learn more about healthy teeth:

Second grade- go to our class wiki page on dental health to learn more about keeping those teeth fabulous! There is a link to an online video, powerpoint, parent information, and activities to download.

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