Personal Hygiene and You : Personal Hygiene and You Health : Health According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not just the absence of disease. Hygiene : Hygiene The definition of hygiene is healthy habits that include bathing, keeping the mouth clean, keeping the skin protected from the sun and washing hands frequently before handling edibles to insure the safe delivery of food. Good and Bad Hygiene : Good and Bad Hygiene The difference between good and bad hygiene is:
Good hygiene keep you protected from things, like germs and dangerous UV rays from the sun, in the environment that can hurt you
Bad hygiene allows these things to affect your body and probably make you sick Healthy Me : Healthy Me Brush your teeth regularly
Take regular showers – don’t forget the “S”.
Cut your nails
Wear clean clothes (don’t forget the clean socks) Healthy Teeth and Gums : Healthy Teeth and Gums The health and cleanliness of your mouth is important, if you don’t brush ………
Cavities (holes in your teeth) may form
You may have bad breath
You may be at higher risk for serious teeth and gums related diseases later in life. Choosing a Toothbrush and Toothpaste : Choosing a Toothbrush and Toothpaste Choose a toothbrush which has soft bristles
Get a new toothbrush at least every 1 or 2 months Brushing Technique and Skills : Brushing Technique and Skills Place your toothbrush against the gums.
Move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
Brush the outer tooth surfaces, the inner tooth surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
Clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, using a gentle up-and-down stroke.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath. How Often and When to Brush : How Often and When to Brush At least two times a day
Once in the morning, and once at night
Consider brushing between meals, too! Slide 10: Any Questions?