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How to Teach Your Toddlers and Preschoolers About Dental Health

Ready to help your child keep that beautiful smile?

Read Books About Dental Health

Books about going to the dentist

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Young kids are more apt to understand dental health and other subjects if they see the topics illustrated in books. From the time your children are infants, you should begin to incorporate books about dental health, teeth brushing and visiting the dentist into their regular reading. Read these books about dental health to your little ones. You can find them at your local library or bookstore. ~via SheKnows

The Educator’s Guide to Oral Health

teach-kids-DHM2015Welcome to the Crest and Oral-B Dental Education Program!

This program provides materials that make it easy for teachers to educate their students about the importance of oral care. ~Download Here, DentalCare

DentalCare.com also has demos and videos!

Although this program is designed for the classroom, works great for parents to teach at home too!

Teach How to Brush 2min2x

 

Help your kids brush their teeth 2min2x — 2 minutes each time, twice a day — for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems. The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives recommends that you help or watch over your kids’ brushing until they’re 8. Once your child’s teeth start to come into the mouth, brush using a children’s toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than the size of a grain of rice. ~2Min2x

2Min2x has a playlist of 2-minute cartoons that your child can watch while brushing to learn the time!

Teaching Mama has 15 Activities About Teeth

There are so many hands-on way to learn about brushing teeth, cavities, flossing, and more. Here’s a collection of learning activities that are all about teeth! ~TeachingMama

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Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum

Smile Smarts! is dental health curriculum for preschool through grade eight students offering flexible, modular lesson plans, support materials, hands-on classroom demonstrations, student activity sheets, and suggestions for future dental health activities. ~MouthHealthyKids

Download PDFs and watch the videos here: Mouth Healthy Kids, American Dental Association

Happy Smiling! 

 

Lori

Freelance Blogger at ImmenselySocial.com
Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at ImmenselySocial.com
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