By Beverly Maurad (as printed in the 1975 version of Accomplishments of the Muslims)
To chew well, we need good teeth. Chewing breaks food up into small pieces. As we are chewing, it is mixed with the saliva in our mouth. This makes the food moist (wet) and it is easier to swallow and digest. To chew well, we need good teeth.
Most of your first teeth or "baby teeth" have to come out. You should now be getting your second set of teeth or your permanent teeth. When they are all in (this takes many years) you will have thirty-two (32) teeth. You will have sixteen (16) in each jaw.
It is very important and necessary that you keep your teeth in good condition. To do this, you should do the following things: