Conduct a class discussion on decisions. It is important for the students to understand that it is up to them to decide whether or not they want a healthy mouth. This will be a good time for them to go over the importance of making good choices and decisions. You may choose to do this activity orally or have them record their answers in their journal.
As you mature do you like being able to make decisions that affect you and your future? Explain why. Explain how at this particular age we all want that responsibility. Explain how decisions are choices we make.
Have students define consequences. Discuss the definition of consequences. Discuss how sometimes consequences are good and at other times the con-sequences are bad for us.
Explain how important it is to understand that if we want to continue to stay healthy as we age, the decisions we make may have some good or bad results. Explain how these decisions carry over to our oral hygiene.
Health promotion, disease prevention, oral health, choice, oral health habit, oral health disease, self assessment, oral health journal, denture