Invite students to share what they do every day to take care of their oral health. Share answers from volunteers (e.g., brush teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, rinse)
Explain that drinks like some fruit juices and fruit “drinks,” soft drinks, and sports drinks contain a lot of sugar that can cause dental problems including tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and even bad breath. Recommend that instead of drinking these sugary liquids, they should drink water.
Invite students to create a poster (or song, rap, commercial, word map, mural, etc.) to encourage others to choose water over sugary drinks. As an example, they could complete the following simple activity:
Ask students to take a piece of plain white paper and draw a tooth shape like the image below.