Lesson Plan : Maintaining a Healthy Smile

Teacher Name:
 Sierra Johnson
 Grade 5
 PE and Health

 This lesson will focus on the Importance of daily brushing and flossing your teeth.
 The students are to understand what cavities are, how they are formed on the tooth, also what plaque is, and how proper brushing and flossing can prevent plaque build up.
 My goal is for every student to understand how brushing and flossing daily is very essential, in maintaing a healthy smile. I also want them to become aware of the dangers of improper dental hygiene.
 First, I will describe how to maintain a healthy smile by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Second, I will make students aware of microorganisms,such as plaque, that live on the tooth. Third, I will define what a cavity is and how they are formed.
 1 egg, a glass jar, vinegar,1 apple, a stick
 The way your smile looks and feel is very important. Everyone should be aware of how proper brushing and flossing can promote good dental hygiene, but should also be familiar with the unhealthy results that could occur.
 The first demonstration will show students how the enamel on their teeth is of the same importance as the outer shell of an egg. The second demonstration will compare a whole in a apple to a whole in the tooth.
 In the first demonstration, I will place a egg in a glass jar feeled with vinegar, then ask the students what would happen if we left the egg in the jar for 2 weeks. This will help them understand what would happen if foods that contain acid are left on our teeth for a period of time. The second demonstration, I will use a stick to make a whole in a apple, so that students will understand that a whole in the tooth will cause it to rot.
Checking For Understanding:
 After giving students a few minutes to complete the worksheet, we will go over the answers together.
 In closing, I will remind the students to make sure that they brush their teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and be sure to remind parents to schedule their annual dental check- up every six months, to maintain a smile that looks and feel good.
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