Teaching children to take good care of their teeth can be FUN!!
Brushing for two minutes now can save your child from severe tooth pain later. Two minutes, twice a day. They have the time. For fun, 2-minute videos to watch while brushing.
Parents and teachers can reference the following websites for lots of activities, games and materials to help children learn about the importance of good oral health care.
Colgate Kids When your child's smile is at stake why take anything other than the best advice? Colgate Kids provides answers to child-related oral health questions, all direct from the world's most respected resources.
Crest and Oral-B Dental Education Program Helping Teachers Help Kids with Oral Care This program provides materials that make it easy for first-grade teachers to educate their students about the importance of oral care.
ADA Classroom Ideas Talking with children about their oral health can be a rewarding activity for both you and your young audience. In addition to school classrooms, there are other groups that serve children who could benefit from oral health education activities. Examples include: Boys and Girls Clubs, Head Start programs, faith-based youth groups, YMCA/YWCA.
The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry The Your Spitting Image website and guide can be used alone for classroom exploration of Forensics, Saliva and Bioengineering or in conjunction with a visit to the traveling exhibit at a museum near you. The National Museum of Dentistry uses animated illustrations and interactive activities to help students understand basic concepts and make learning engaging and fun!
This website and downloadable teacher guides were created to provide easy to understand, illustrated, age-appropriate lessons for your middle and high school students.