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Lesson 5: Keeping My Teeth Healthy


Students review the important things their teeth do, and discuss how to keep their teeth healthy. They watch a demonstration and practice the steps for proper tooth brushing, then make a pledge to properly brush their teeth twice a day.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify the proper steps for daily brushing of teeth.
  2. Demonstrate the steps to proper tooth brushing.
  3. Make a pledge to properly brush their teeth twice a day.

Time: 40 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PHW-1: Brush and floss teeth daily.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 6: Goal Setting
  • Performance Indicator 6.2.1: Identify a short-term personal health goal and take action toward achieving the goal.
  • Performance Indicator 6.2.2: Identify who can help when assistance is needed to achieve a personal health goal.
  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.2.1: Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.