Healthy Teeth - Visit from a Dentist
To bring the children's Science learning to a close, they were treated to a visit from The Dentist. This dentist, however, was Elliot's dad, and he kindly gave up his afternoon off to come and talk to the children about how to keep their teeth healthy.
He explained the structure of a tooth, where they can find sugar in their diet, but also showed them how to work out the amount of 'hidden sugar' in some foods. The children were quite surprised as to how much sugar can be found in foods like Tomato sauce, chocolate spread and fizzy drinks.
They also had the opportunity to look at the different instruments that dentists use and were kindly given a whirly straw and their own little mirror so they can keep a check on their teeth.