Resources for Educators and Professionals
Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum
Smile Smarts is a dental health curriculum for students in preschool through eighth grade, which offers flexible lesson plans, hands-on classroom demonstrations, and activity sheets. These resources are designed to help oral health professionals and teachers educate students about good oral hygiene habits and the importance of oral health.
PreK-1st Grade: Shining Smiles!
2nd-3rd Grade: A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles!
4th-6th Grade: Teeth to Treasure!
7th-8th Grade: Watch your Mouth!
Classroom Dental Health Demonstrations For All Grades
Teach students how to better protect their teeth with these easy and fun classroom demonstrations.
Building Egg-celent, Healthy Teeth: This demonstration shows what sugary and acidic drinks can do to your teeth, as well as the protective abilities fo the fluoride found in your toothpaste and mouth rinse.
Peanut Butter Fingers: This flossing demonstration shows how much can be left behind by brushing alone.
An Apple a D(ec)ay: This demonstration shows what can happen to teeth when a cavity develops and allows bacteria inside.
Fluoride Guides for Health Professionals
Fluoride Safety: A Guide for Health Professionals: A concise explanation of the regulations and safety of fluoride additives. Common concerns, including daily intake and infant formula.
Fluorosis Facts: A quick, thorough understanding of dental fluorosis. Includes photos, follow-up resources, and suggestions for counseling on prevention.