A tooth fell out, and left a space
So big my tongue could touch my face.
And every time I smile, I show
a space where something used to grow.
I miss my tooth as you can guess
But then, I have to brush one less!
I remember when my teacher in elementary school made a teeth-brushing chart for us kids to fill out each day in hopes we would all develop a lifelong ritual of properly brushing our teeth. It was like a competition to me. I made sure I did everything on the chart so I could check it off at school. Isn’t hands-on science fun!
Do your kids know how to brush their teeth correctly? Here is a good guide for you to use to teach proper brushing.
How to Brush:
- Hold the brush with the bristles pointing toward the gums.
- Move the brush so it sweeps over the gums and teeth toward the biting surfaces
- Brush the teeth of each jaw separately – the upper teeth downward, the lower teeth upward.
- Use a scrubbing motion to clean the chewing surfaces.
- Brush the inner as well as outer surfaces.
- Brush each area at least 10 times.