Tooth Care

Aligned in place, they changed and grew
A distinct frame to chomp and chew
To rip, to crush, to tear and bite
To process food, determined might

Forward canines made to tear
Bold incisors lessen wear
Solid molars help to crush
Day and night our teeth to brush

A solid set, with aim to grind
The sets of teeth we can but find
Milk teeth formed, of first event
The adult teeth grow permanent

Meat eaters are carnivores
Plant consumers’ herbivores
To brush is not inferior
To balance bad bacteria

Balanced diet, portioned fruit
Brighter teeth, a healthy root
A poorer choice of alcohol
With smoking yet will take its toll

For where leftover sugar lay
An acid forms for tooth decay
Improved choices – don’t delay
Brush and floss teeth twice a day

Written by Geraldine Taylor ©

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