Read paragraph one of “Teeth Through Time” to explain the process of mineralization. This is an excellent time for a study on prefixes, de- and re- in particular, and the composition of words and word meanings. Mineralization is a cyclical process. Students have probably studied and modeled other cycles such as the water cycle. Mineralization of the teeth is an excellent concept for a cycle illustration. In groups have students create a poster which illustrates this cycle.
Mineralization, demineralization, remineralization, health promotion, disease prevention, tooth, development, dental caries, plaque, saliva, fluoride, tooth decay, mineralization cycle