This page is dedicated to the oral health of children in grades K-12. Materials for parents and educators are at the top of the page.
If you are a dental professional or school system employee interested in the school sealant programs, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Resources
for Educators

Classroom Activities
Interactive ways to teach oral health.

Oral Health for First Graders
How to Floss

Experiments

3 Experiments About Acids, Sealants, and Teeth
- Education World

Educational Videos

Oral Health Curriculum
Activities, brushing charts, book lists, experiments, handouts, math worksheets, etc. relating to added sugars, the effect of acid on teeth, benefits of brushing/flossing/fluoride for grades K-6.

Delta Dental's Teeth on the Go
Oral Health Education Resource Kit
Colgate Bright Smiles
Tooth Tutor

Resources
for Parents

Parenting is complicated, but your child's
oral health doesn't have to be.
Use the resources below to help your child make brushing and flossing a daily habit.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Parent Page   

Brush, Book, Bed - Healthy Nighttime Routines 

Brushing Charts

Cavity Free Kids 

Center for Children's Health - Oral Health Page

Delta Dental's Parent Resources

Fast Facts for Parents - English and Spanish

Healthy Children's Oral Health Page

Mouth Healthy Kids

Tooth Fairy Tips: Information and Print Outs for Parents - English and Spanish

Books for Read-at-home

Reading with your child is an important step towards literacy. Add books about teeth to 'brush up' on oral health for the whole family.

Children's Dental Group Book List 

6 Books to Help Put Dental Visit Fears at Ease 

Teeth Books by Age Group

GoodRead's List of Dental Health Books

Brochures

Quick information - easy to print now and read after bedtime. Remember that you set a key example for your child, so modeling how to keep your mouth healthy is so important!

25 Snacks for Happy Teeth  

Oral Health for Children with Special Needs

Prevent Sharing Cavities 

Soda All Day = Tooth Decay 

When Should We Visit the Dentist? 

What are
Dental Sealants?

Sealants are a safe and effective way to prevent cavities. Sealants are a barrier that are placed over the pits of back teeth in order to prevent food from sticking in the grooves, which can contribute to tooth decay and cavities.

Many dental care organizations are working in schools to provide sealants to students without needing a trip to the dentist. Signing consent forms is key to making your student eligible for sealants.

Oregon Health Authority - School Based Health Center Sealant Program - Training and information

What is
Fluoride Varnish?

Fluoride is an easy way to prevent cavities at a young age. Children of all ages, especially those with high risk of early childhood caries (cavities), can benefit from fluoride varnish application. This topical treatment is a quick procedure in which fluoride is applied to the teeth with a brush by a health professional.

Fluoride varnish can be applied up to four times a year, though children with less risk of caries may not need that many applications. Fluoride varnish comes in many flavors, including bubble gum, caramel, and strawberry.

While children can receive fluoride varnish applications during regular dental visits, more and more medical providers are becoming certified to apply fluoride varnish.

Learn more: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Fluoride Varnish.

 

Resources for Dental Professionals and Schools - Sealant Programs and More

Dental3 Resources