Meet the Tooth Terrors – Your Mouths Most Wanted
A kids guide on how to explain oral health to your parents
They Don’t Want You To Look After Your Teeth
They are the four most wanted of the Tooth Terror Gang. They want to make a nice comfortable home in your mouth but you can fight back. Stop them in their tracks by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Don’t eat too many lollies or drink too much soft drink. They just love sugar so by eating less you can help keep them from setting up home in your mouth. Be an official “Tooth Terror Buster”.
Crime – He’s hard at work to harden tooth buildup.
Theodore likes nothing better than to hide between your teeth and along the gum line. He clings on and grows and then he traps stains which stop your teeth looking nice and white. He is very hard to remove with just brushing and flossing once he decides to make a home. By visiting your friendly Dentist or Dental Hygienist every 6 months we can make sure he does not stay long.
Crime – She likes nothing better than to inflame your gums.
Gertrude is a sneaky one. She loves your gums. Normally your gums are pink in colour but when Gertrude arrives your gums become red and can be a bit swollen. She can also make them a bit sensitive and bleed when you brush. To discourage Gertrude from living in your mouth brush twice daily for about 2 minutes and floss once a day. Gertrude hates it when you brush.
Crime – He’s busy munching on your teeth creating cavities.
Dante hates living alone. His best friends are Theodore and Gertrude So when he is living in your mouth it’s a good bet Theodore and/or Gertrude are not far away. Dante likes to snack on your tooth and when he does he leaves a small hole called a cavity. Only your Dentist can fix the damage done by Dante but you can make sure he never starts snacking by brushing and flossing.
Sally Sweet Tooth
Crime – Sugar, sugar and more sugar is Sally’s motto.
Sally is the Queen Bee of the Tooth Terror Gang. Theodore, Gertrude and Dante listening to what she has to say and they love the sugar that she eats. When she eats lots of sugar it can turn into acids which the other three love. It helps them create Tartar, Gingivitis and Decay. Stop Sally by eating healthy fruits and vegetables and drinking lots of water.
Remind your child who we are fighting.
Let your child chart their monthly progress.
Award your child for their work each month.