Toothy Tots

Toothy Tots Encourage Happy Healthy Teeth

Avoid the Gunkyard!

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What is the Gunkyard?

If your teeth aren't so clean and sparkly, they won't contain any twinkle sprinkles, which means the Tooth Fairy has to work harder to fly around the world collecting teeth. Healthy, well taken care of teeth gives her the strength she needs to do her job. If the tooth that she collects is full of plaque, then it goes to the Gunkyard!

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a sticky, slimy film that sits on the surface of your teeth.

What Causes Plaque?

The bacteria (germs) in your mouth makes acids, and when plaque sticks to the surface of your teeth, it eats away at your enamel, the outer layer of your teeth. If you don't care for your teeth, and don't visit your dentist, the acids will continue to eat its way through the enamel. If this happens then your teeth will begin to decay. The decay will cause your teeth to hurt (Ouch!), which means a cavity has formed. Having a cavity is not fun, so please be sure to brush regularly, floss daily, and eat healthy to keep your teeth sparkly clean!