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Welcome to the Dental Centre Group Fun Stuff page for kids

Welcome to the fun stuff page

...Full of cool facts about teeth, the Dental Centre quiz game, and some pics for you to print out and colour in. If you get stuck on the quiz you'll find the answers in the information on this page


Teeth are important for three reasons:
1. Eating
2. Talking
3. Facial support (smiling)

You get two sets of teeth in your life:
1. Baby/milk teeth (20 teeth)
2. Permanent (32 teeth)

Your gums and jaw bones support your teeth
Teeth are grouped into four types, each with a different function
1. Incisors cut food
2. Canines tear food
3. Pre molars chew food
4. Molars chew food

How to look after your teeth
1. Visit your dentist twice a year
2. Clean your teeth at least twice a day, for at least two minutes, after breakfast and last thing at night
3. Eat a balanced diet not too high in sugery foods or drinks

After eating, your teeth will be attacked by bacteria. These build up and coat your teeth in a white sticky substance known as plaque. Plaque feeds on the sugars produced by foods which in turn produces an acid which if not removed will disolve the enamel (This is the outer layer of the tooth).

Plaque + Sugar = Acid

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