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Name: ___________________________ Class:______________________ Date:_____________

Find words or phrases in the passage that have the same meaning as the words or phrases given below:

Meaning Words / Phrases from the passage

1. clean between (one's teeth) with dental floss.
2. a microorganism, especially one that causes disease.
3.incapicitate a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood
through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and
4.routines to clean between (ones teeth) with dental floss
5.happens by chance
6. a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is
7. daily

In the space provided below, draw a flow map. Rearrange the 5 steps to maintain good oral hygiene
according to the correct sequence.

Rinse with mouthwash to kill bacteria and germs , Floss with dental floss to clean the tight spaces
between your teeth, Brush with toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride, Rinse your
mouth with water to loosen the food particles between your teeth, Rinse again with water to
wash away the toothpaste
Maintain a healthy set of teeth in just 5 easy oral hygiene steps:

1. Brush. Twice a day, use a soft bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Wait 30-45 minutes after you eat or drink, so the acids in your mouth drop to normal
levels. Brush after breakfast, and again before bed after youre done eating and drinking
for the day.
2. Floss. Once a day, use dental floss to clean the tight spaces between your teeth. Floss
before you brush that way the fluoride in your toothpaste can coat more of the surface
of each tooth. Choose a time of day when you arent rushed, so you can take your time
and clean each tooth carefully.
3. Rinse. Talk with your dentist about what kind of mouthwash you should use, and how
often. Some kill bacteria, some contain fluoride, and some do both. After you use
mouthwash, dont eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes.
4. Chew gum. After you eat, pop in a piece of sugar-free gum sweetened with xylitol.
Xylitol kills the bacteria that cause cavities, and gum in general makes more saliva in
your mouth, which helps to bring down acid levels. Chew gum for about 20 minutes after
you eat.
5. Rinse again. If youre out and dont have gum or a toothbrush, rinse your mouth with
water to loosen food particles from between your teeth, and reduce the acids in your