EL Civics for ESL Students
Visting the Dentist

Visiting the Dentist Lesson

by elcivics.com

Brushing and flossing your teeth prevents cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth after every meal and before going to bed. You should floss at least once a day, but flossing more often is better. If you have dental insurance, you should visit a dentist twice a year for a check-up and tooth cleaning. If you don't have dental insurance, yearly check-ups are sufficient. To prevent cavities, avoid sweet foods especially if they're sticky. Drinking sugary sodas is a major cause of cavities. If bad breadth is a problem, using a tongue cleaner will help. It is also good to massage your gums. (3 pages)

Baby Brushing Teeth

What is the girl doing?

  • She is brushing her teeth.
  • Babies get their first tooth at about six months old.
  • Humans grow twenty baby teeth and thirty-two permanent teeth.


How to Brush Teeth

How often should we brush our teeth?

  • Dentists recommend brushing our teeth after every meal and at bedtime.
  • It is best to use a toothbrush with soft bristles and toothpaste with fluoride.


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