This powerpoint program with allow you to expose students to the practical microbiology behind brushing and flossing for good dental hygiene and stimulate self-directed compliance. Streptococcus mutans in the bacterium that causes tooth decay. It has the ability to stick to teeth and hide in biofilm on the teeth. This characterization of the microbe demonstrates the necessity for brushing and flossing to disrupt the nanobugs and make the child want to sabotage Strep mutans' mission to make holes in teeth. Besides the profile of S. mutans (including a short animation clip), the slide set includes slides to outline the conceptual framework of the nanobugs images and expanded information for the teacher which you may or may not want to share with students (other microbes related to dental health and dentistry).