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poo that kills the organisms. Washing sheets, pillowcases, combs, and hats in hot water with soap can help prevent the spread of head lice or a repeat infection. Your Nails our fingernails and toenails are made of closely packed dead Y cells that contain keratin. Nails function to protect and support the tissues of the fingers and toes. Keeping your nails healthy should be part of your daily routine. Good care includes keeping nails clean and evenly trimmed. Use a nail file to shape and smooth nails, and keep cuticles pushed back. Trim toenails straight across and just slightly above skin level to reduce the risk of infection and ingrown nails. Applying Health Skills Decision Making. With a partner, role-play deciding whether to get a tattoo. Include the steps of the decision-making model in a discussion on why someone might want a tattoo and discuss the consequences to physical health. Include some dialogue on tattoo removal. Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 1. Define the terms epidermis and dermis. 2. Why is early detection of skin cancer important to your overall health? 3. What is a hair follicle? Thinking Critically 4. Applying. Consider your daily activities in the sun. Compose a list of ways you can protect your skin from the sun for each activity. 5. Synthesizing. Explain how your overall appearance makes a statement about how you care for your skin, hair, and nails. I N T E R N E T R E S O U R C E S Find infor- mation about the complexities of tattoo removal in Health Updates at health.glencoe.com. 366 Chapter 14 Personal Care and Healthy Behaviors Keeping nails neatly clipped and filed improves your overall appearance. List three other grooming habits that contribute to a healthy appearance. health.glencoe.com HS_HEALTH_U05_C14_L1 12/6/03 9:53 AM Page 366
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VOCABULARY periodontium pulp plaque periodontal disease tartar Care of Teeth and Mouth YOU’LL LEARN TO Identify the parts of a tooth. Examine the effects of health behaviors on prevention of diseases of the teeth and mouth. Relate the importance of early detection and warning signs that prompt individuals to seek dental care. aintaining healthy teeth is important not only for your M appearance but also for your overall health. Your teeth allow you to chew foods properly and help form the shape and structure of your mouth. In this lesson you will learn about the structure and function of the teeth and how to prevent tooth decay. Your Teeth ou may remember losing your teeth when you were younger, Y only to have new, permanent teeth grow in their place. Although your permanent teeth have different shapes, depending on their exact role in chewing food, they all have the same structure. Parts of a Tooth The (per-ee-oh-DAHN-tee-uhm) is the area imme- diately around the teeth. It is made up of the gums, periodontal ligament, and the jawbone. The structures of the periodontium support the teeth and hold them in place.
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