Fresh approaches for teaching about teeth and dental care
Ask children to raise a hand if they have lost a tooth. Has anybody lost more than one tooth? How many children are missing teeth now? Have children describe what it feels like when a tooth is loose. Jot down these words on the chalkboard.
What words did the girl in the story use to describe her loose tooth? Compare these to the words students used. What new facts about baby teeth did students learn?
Possible Answers: They have 20. Big teeth grow underneath. Roots of baby teeth dissolve and shrink until teeth get loose and fall out.