This week, year 3 and year 4 have had a visit from the dental hygiene nurse who came to talk to us as part of our healthy eating and teeth topic. We learnt on Tuesday about the surprising amount of sugar that there is hidden in cereal bars and savoury products that we eat. We examined packaging and even the “healthy” bars had a lot of sugar in!!
Today, we have learnt how to look after our teeth properly and how to clean them thoroughly. We used disclosing tablets which revealed the good and bad plaque on our teeth and gums. We examined our mouths in a mirror. After that, we were shown how to clean them properly – brushing each surface of each area in the mouth for an appropriate amount of time. It was great fun but also very interesting as many children thought they had cleaned their teeth well this morning!!!