School Nurse 2018

On Wednesday 17th January, we were lucky enough to be visited by our very own school nurse. She was called Anne-Marie and she was very friendly. She came into discuss with us how to take care of our teeth. We learnt lots like the types of teeth we have, when and how to brush and who can help us with our teeth.

First of all, we looked at the huge set of teeth that Anne-Marie brought in and we identified the different types of teeth. Canines, they help rip food like meat, Incisors they help snip our food to make it easier to eat. Molars are flat and are really good for chewing as they crunch. Lots of us still have all of our milk teeth but we start to lose them to make room for our adult teeth that will be bigger and stronger.  We discussed with Anne-Marie that we should look after our teeth as they are used to smile nicely, eat food and talk. The foods that are best for our teeth are those with less sugar. So we shouldn’t eat lots of sweets. Also, we shouldn’t drink pop and it is best to use straws if we do.

This is how we should look after our teeth. We need to brush twice a day. Once in the morning and once at the end of the day just before bed. We will need a brush, a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and some water. But we shouldn’t rinse afterwards. This gets rid of the fluoride that acts as a shield for our teeth. There is a special person who looks after our teeth and they are called a dentist. We should visit the dentist twice a year and we are lucky because it is free for children.

One child said, “Healthy means we keep strong.” Another said, “We have teeth to help us eat and drink.”