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Teeth - easy to read

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What are teeth? 


mouth  Teeth are in your mouth to help you eat your food and talk clearly. 


 The part you can see is called the crown.

Teeth have roots to hold them in your gums.


What do teeth do?

Teeth bite and chew food.


They help you to say words.

'I lotht a tooth'

Sounds funny doesn't it?

lost teeth

happy teeth Teeth show when you're happy.

* You start growing teeth when you are a baby.
* You have 20 'baby' teeth.
* When you are about 6 your baby teeth will start to be pushed out by your adult teeth.
* You will lose all your baby teeth by the time you are 12.
* In their place you will have your adult teeth.
* If these adult teeth fall out you will not be able to grow any more.
* It is your job to look after your teeth.

How to look after your teeth

healthy food for teeth Eat food that your teeth like.

Brush your teeth after breakfast and before you go to bed. Get mum or dad to help you until you learn how to brush them properly by yourself.  teeth

Go to the dentist. 
She will show you how to look after your teeth and fix any problems with your teeth.

 If you want to know more about looking after your teeth you could look at the topic Teeth - open wide - looking after your teeth


See if you can put in the words to make a poem that rhymes.

Clean your teeth morning and _ _ _ _ _ brushing teeth
To keep them looking clean and bright
Use a brush that's soft and small
It won't hurt your gums at _ _ _
Wash your brush and stand it _ _
In a beaker or a cup.
Eat good food all the while
You'll always have a lovely _ _ _ _ _.


Did you make a rhyming poem?

Or maybe you could make up a rap about looking after your teeth?

Brush your teeth, da dum dum dum
Twice a day, da dum dum dum

Now it's your turn. What would you write next?

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We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.


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