Helen and Marie came to school to give a wonderful Dental Hygiene workshop to all the 2nd classes.
We learned all about sugar in foods we eat.
Did you know there are 7 spoons of sugar in a box of raisins?
And 22 spoons of sugar in a packet of jellies?
That's a lot!
We were surprised to hear that we should brush our teeth half an hour BEFORE going to parties to protect our teeth when we eat sugary foods at the party.
We were also surprised to hear we should spit the toothpaste out after brushing BUT NOT TO RINSE OUT OUR MOUTHS!
We were shown how to brush our teeth properly!
We really enjoyed using the disclosing tablets (made from vegetable dye) to show us where we needed to brush most.
We had a good look at ourselves in the mirror!
We are really good at brushing our teeth with little circular movements.
It felt funny to hold our brushes like pencils but it really works.
Even George brushed his teeth properly!
Sugary foods and drinks!
We are looking forward to keeping account of the great work we will be doing on our teeth!
A big Thank You for the tooth brushes and toothpastes we got today.
We will try our best to cut down on the sugar we eat and to brush our teeth properly twice every day!