Your Own Teeth
Next time you look in a mirror, look at your teeth and the skin (gums) around
them. Look in your children’s mouths, too. Look at both gums and teeth,
because the health of one often depends on the health of the other. To be
strong, teeth need healthy gums. Healthy gums need clean teeth.
What can good teeth
• GOOD HEALTH
• GOOD LOOKS
• GOOD SPEECH
• GOOD EATING
• GOOD BREATH
And when you think of your teeth, think of your gums. Gums are
important for holding each tooth in place.
You need strong teeth to eat different kinds of foods. Different foods are
important for health. Nuts, maize, fruits, and meat are some of the best
foods—but they are difficult to bite and chew if your teeth are loose and