Let's spend some time talking about teeth! What are baby teeth, why is it so important to brush and floss? How do the foods we eat affect our teeth and which are the ones we should avoid? Luckily, Dr. Yasmina, a pediatric dentist, had all the answers at our October meeting of PhillyGEMS.
For our activity, we made mouths full of teeth, thanks to mini marshmallows and construction paper. We practiced really good hygiene with the teeth by carefully brushing and flossing them. Dr. Yasmina showed the kids how food, especially sticky, sweet food, can get stuck in between and cause cavities. We all came away committed to the health of our teeth!