Oral Hygiene
Clothing Hygiene
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How often should you brush your teeth?

You should brush your teeth 2-3 times a day. Brushing your teeth is very important for your oral health. Brushing cleans bacteria and plaque from your teeth which can cause cavities. http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/article/how-often-should-you-clean-your-teeth-0113

What is dandruff and how can you get rid of it?
Dandruff is dry skin flakes that form on the scalp. It can be quite itchy and irritating. It appears as white flakes in the hair near the scalp. To help get rid of dandruff, try using a special dandruff shampoo and/or see your family doctor. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/152844.php

What type of cleaner/soap do you use to wash your clothes? (HINT: what is it called?)



How long should you wash your hands for?

Minimum 20 seconds or "Happy Birthday" two times.


How often should you floss?

"Flossing your teeth once a day will also remove any remaining food, plaque, and bacteria from in between your teeth." http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/article/how-often-should-you-clean-your-teeth-0113

What is body odor (B.O.) and how do we prevent it?
Body odor is: "is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids." http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/173478.php to prevent body odor, shower regularly and use deodorant.

Why is it important to properly dry your clothes? What can happen if they are not dried properly?

It is important to properly dry your clothes because if they are not properly dried within a certain time frame, they can produce a mildew smell. Clothes need to breath, if they are left in a drier or washing machine for to long and are still damp, the fabric can't breath causing a musty or mildew smell to occur. https://www.persil.com/uk/laundry/laundry-tips/washing-tips/how-to-get-rid-of-damp-smell-in-clothes.html


What does B.O stand for?

body odor


True or False: Should you brush your tongue?

TRUE "The truth is, your tongue is just as much of a target for bacteria as your teeth are, even if it is not at risk for developing cavities itself.  “Bacteria will accumulate greatly in the areas of the tongue between the taste buds and other tongue structures,” says John D. Kling, DDS, of Alexandria, VA. “It’s not smooth. There are crevices and elevations all over the tongue, and the bacteria will hide in these areas unless it is removed.”  How to clean your tongue? "Kling says you should brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. It’s pretty simple: -brush back and forth -brush side to side -rinse your mouth with water Be careful not to over brush, though…you don’t want to break the skin! " http://www.healthline.com/health/dental-oral-health/brushing-your-tongue#Rinsing3

Name 3 areas on the body that you should keep clean that sometimes we forget to wash..
examples: -behind the ears -back of neck -under arms -in cracks and folds -back

How often should you change your undergarments?

At least once a day. Change your undergarments more if they are damp or if you have been sweating. 


What does deodorant or anti-persperant protect against?

Body Odor or B.O.


What is a cavity?

A cavity is a whole in your tooth and it forms when your tooth is decaying or breaking down. Cavities are caused by plaque and bacteria in your mouth. It is important that when you have a cavity to get it repaired. Cavities can cause discomfort and bad smells to occur in your mouth. http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/cavity.html

How often should someone wash their hair?
The average person should wash their hair every other day to every 2 to 3 days depending on the thickness and oiliness of your hair. If you have fine hair, oily hair, sweat a lot of live in a humid environment you should be washing your hair more frequently. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/how-often-wash-hair#2

how many times can you wear clothes over again before washing?

Depending on what you are wearing, and the overall freshness of your clothes, how many times you can wear them will change. The typical rule is, if there are any body fluids on them, smells, or obvious stains that should be washed after they are worn. All uniforms (especially those worn around food or caring for others ex: chef, butcher, nurse, doctor) should be washed after each use. For more detailed timelines of how often you should wash certain clothing items, check this list: http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/do_i_need_to_wash_this.aspx

How often/when should you replace your toothbrush?
You should replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when it begins to fray. " Consider getting a new toothbrush sooner if you have been sick, especially if the toothbrush is stored close to other toothbrushes." http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/article/how-often-should-you-change-your-toothbrush-0114

Name 3 reasons why it is important to take care of your oral health:

1) prevents cavities, 2) decreases amount of plaque, 3) keeps breath fresh!

how often should you wash your face? Why is it important?
You should be washing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. You should also be washing your face if you have been sweating. Keeping your face clean helps to remove bacteria from your face, helps to remove dry skin build up and keeps our skin clean (which can prevent pimples, black head,s and white heads)

how often should you wash your sheets/bedding?

Every 1-2 weeks to remove sweat, skin and bacteria. "The exceptions: If they’re obviously stained, if someone in the family is sick, if you tend to sleep naked, or if you go to bed without showering after a workout, you might consider cleaning your sheets more frequently. " http://www.grandparents.com/food-and-leisure/home-and-garden/how-often-should-you-wash-your-sheets

Name 3 things you have learned today
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