How to Keep Your Smile Healthy When You’re Sick

It’s normal to come down with a cold a few times a year. And it can make your whole body feel tired. But even when you’re feeling sick or under the weather, it’s important to keep your smile healthy. Things like drinking enough water, brushing your teeth regularly, and drinking sugary juices or sports drinks in moderation can go a long way in keeping your mouth healthy and protect your teeth from cavities while you’re not feeling well.

Discussion Questions

Drinking enough liquid when you’re sick is important, but why do you think the video says to avoid too much sugary juice?

Why do you think brushing your teeth each day is important, whether you’re feeling sick or not?

How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

Your toothbrush keeps your teeth clean. But how can you keep your toothbrush clean? Bacteria are all around our mouths and bodies, some are good and some are bad. Too much of the bad kind of bacteria can make our mouths and bodies sick. In this video you’ll learn about 4 things you can do to keep your toothbrush clean and bacteria free in the bathroom.

Discussion Questions

Why is it important to rinse your toothbrush with tap water after you brush your teeth?

It’s not a good idea to share toothbrushes or store your toothbrush with its bristles touching another toothbrush. Why is that?