The sugar army can be too much for the Royal Teeth to handle, And after a while the damage can be quite substantial.
They help the bacteria in their great attack, And the Royal teeth begin to break down as they are covered in sticky plaque.
The bacteria’s first point of attack will always be your teeth and gums, And if not protected overtime, your teeth will have to succumb.
In this lesson, young students explore the function of different teeth. They then consider the harmful impact of sugar on teeth, and practice their brushing technique using a cardboard model.
- … understand the role of teeth.
- … understand what can happen to their teeth if they do not protect them.
- … understand how to look after their teeth.
- Topic: Oral Health.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – Guardians of the Gums – Early Learning to Year 2.
- Time required: 45 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion movement activity, read the story, support students working independently.
- Keywords: teeth, brushing, toothpaste, oral health, dental hygiene, habits, gums, storytelling.
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- Device capable of presenting a video to the class.
- Egg cartons – one ‘row’ per students.
- Guardians of the Gums story – You can read the pdf yourself or watch the video.
- Toothbrush – one per student.
- White paint.
These lessons were developed in partnership with SugarByHalf and the Australian Dental Association. Guardians of the Gums was written by Bee Healthy Stories; if you would like to see more of their stories, head to beehealthystories.com.au.