Going to the Dentist
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Folsom's Pre-K classroom at Cook County Pre-K school by Amelia Wynn, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

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Do you know how to take care of your teeth?  Have you ever been to the Dentist?  If you look below you will be able to look at some links that will show you how to take care of your teeth and how to get ready for a visit to the Dentist.



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What does the Dentist Do? At this site
you will learn what happens when you
go to the Dentist. You will learn what the dentist does,
and why it is important that you go to the dentist.
What happens at the Dentist


health



What do other Kids say about going to the
Dentist?  See how other Kids feel about going
to the Dentist and what it is like. Get prepared for the Dentist
by seeing how other kids feel about it.
How kids feel about the Dentist


dentist



Did you know that you can have fun when learning
about your teeth?  This site gives you some fun
activities to do when learning about your teeth. You can play
games and learn more about your teeth.
Games that make you smile


buster



Did you know that plaque is bad for your teeth? At this site
you will learn how to fight plaque and make your teeth feel great.
You will also learn whats in toothpaste and why you need
toothpaste.
How to Fight Plaque


tooth



Do you want to have braces one day? No, you don't.
This site will teach you the right way to brush your
teeeth, and how to keep from having to get braces.
Caring for your teeth


fairy


Do you know your teeth? At this site you can learn about
all the different types of teeth you have in your mouth.
You can also play some neat games to learn about your teeth.
Knowing your Teeth


mouth


Can you name your teeth? At this site you will learn
the different names of your teeth.
Name your Teeth


monster

Do you what the right way is to brush your teeth?
This site will show you how to brush your teeth
the right way to help you have a healthy smile.
Brushing Your Teeth


alien





 Mission
Pretend you are a Dentist and are telling a child why it is important to keep your teeth healthy.  This site  Steps to Healthy Teeth will explain why you should go see the dentist and shows you how to take care of your teeth. To be sure that the child understands you will need to write them a letter so that they don't forget how to take care of their teeth.
1) Go to the Website and look and the many different steps you need to have healthy teeth.
2) First I want you to think about why you think these steps are important to keep your teeth healthy.
3) Then I will give you a piece of paper and I want you to write a letter to a friend and tell them how they can take care of their teeth. When you are finished make it pretty by decorating the letter with crayons.
4) When you have finished I will allow you to tell the class why you think it is important to take care of your teeth and let you read your letter to the class.
5) When you have finished I will allow you to take your letter to the person you wrote it to.




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