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You need to clean your teeth at least twice a day.

Oral Health - Age 7-11

Oral health is an important part of personal hygeine and one taught to children in KS2 in their PSHE lessons. This quiz will help them to understand how and why they should care for their mouths. It also teaches them about the different types of teeth.

Oral health means looking after our mouths and teeth. That means regularly brushing your teeth and seeing a dentist. It is important to have good oral health because if your mouth is unhealthy it can affect your teeth, tongue, gums and breath.

Food and drink left on our teeth can cause bad breath and tooth decay, so you need to clean your teeth to prevent damage and infections. From the age of 6 you should take responsibility for your own oral health so it is vital that you know what to do and why you should be doing it. This quiz will help.

1.
What is a cavity?
Another name for bad breath
A type of tooth
A healthy tooth
Another name for tooth decay
A cavity is another name for a tooth that has got tooth decay
2.
What are the teeth at the front called?
Central incisors
Wisdom teeth
Canines
Molars
The two top and two bottom front teeth are called your central incisors. The ones next to those are called the lateral incisors
3.
Why is it important to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride?
Fluoride sharpens the canine teeth
Fluoride prevents tooth decay
Fluoride makes the toothpaste taste nice
Fluoride prevents crooked teeth
Fluoride is important as it prevents tooth decay
4.
On average, how many teeth do children have?
32
28
20
16
Children have an average of 20 teeth with more coming through from the age of 12
5.
Brushing your teeth prevents ...
plaque
spots
wax
roots
Brushing your teeth prevents the build up of plaque. Plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease
6.
How often should you clean your teeth?
When they feel dirty
Three times a day
Twice a day
Once a day
You should clean your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. You can clean them more if you have had sugary foods or drinks
7.
What are the sharp pointy teeth at the side called?
Wisdom teeth
Central incisors
Canines
Molars
The sharp teeth at the side are called canines
8.
How many teeth do adults have?
34
32
28
20
Adults have an average of 32 teeth
9.
What are the molars designed to do?
To bite, tear and rip food
To chew, crush and grind food
To show you are an adult
To look nice
The molars are the biggest teeth and are situated at the back of the mouth. They are designed to chew, crush and grind food
10.
How often should you visit a dentist?
Twice a year
Twice a week
Twice a month
When you have toothache
You are advised to visit a dentist for a check up twice a year, more if they have concerns
Author:  Terri Brown

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