A visitor came to our class this week – a dentist. He gave a 15 minute presentation to the kids complete with pictures, demonstrations, props, and even gave a little goodie bag to each child. The children were excited to learn that at this age they each have around 20 teeth! Some tried to count theirs! 🙂 He showed pictures of various foods and asked the children if they thought the food was good or bad for teeth. I was proud that they got them all correct! He also had a set of false teeth and showed us how to properly brush and floss. He brought in a giant tooth with holes in it and told the children about cavities and the importance of brushing. He even had a set of teeth in clear acrylic to show the children how their permanent teeth are tucked up into their gums waiting for their baby teeth to move out-of-the-way – even I found that cool! It was a really good presentation and the children came away very excited!