Lesson 7: Looking after our teeth

Learning about the ways in which we can keep our teeth healthy, pupils explore how food and drink can affect our teeth

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand ways of looking after our teeth

Statutory guidance

Health and prevention

Pupils should know:

  • about dental health and the benefits of good oral hygiene and dental
    flossing, including regular check-ups at the dentist

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress



Pupils needing extra support: May need help to complete their Keeping my teeth healthy resource and diary.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should record their prediction about what they think will happen to the egg shells.

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