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Module 1: Tooth Decay


Module 1 focuses on the causes of tooth decay and its effects on the body. The module provides an overview of tooth decay and bacteria, which in combination with other factors, can cause tooth decay. It explains how a parent a can transmit bacteria to a child. In addition, the module discusses problems that tooth decay may cause.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the process of tooth decay.
  • Identify a main contributor to tooth decay.
  • Describe the role that foods containing sugar in the development of tooth decay.
  • Discuss the effects of tooth decay on the body

Time Needed to Complete this Module

Approximately 20 minutes


a Throughout these modules, “parent” refers to a child’s parent or guardian.

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