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                                                 DENTAL HEALTH WEB SITES FOR
                                                TEACHERS & STUDENTS

Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address
(URL). Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be sure to follow links to
other sites and find your way back with the “Back” button. All of the sites listed were active as of
February 3, 2004. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of
information given and its potential use in the classroom. This list is available to all teachers via
email. Let us know if you are not receiving lists by email.
NOTE: Some of the sites are sponsored by companies making dental care products. The
children’s sections, though, are relatively free of commercial info.
Note: Most sites for dental health are for primary level students.

BRAINPOP
       http://www.brainpop.com/health/digestive/teeth/
A fun site with a movie, coloring pages, Experiments with Bob the Ex-Labrat, Tune in with
Cassie and Rita, and a quiz. Excellent

NO CAVITIES CLUBHOUSE
       http://kids-world.colgatepalmolive.com/
Fun games for kids 4-6 and 7-9. Games and activities: Ages 4-6 - Coloring Page, Attack of the
Plaque Monsters, Smart Snack Orchard, Lost Tooth Corner, Guess What?, Tell the Tooth,
Toothman, Toothpaste Tower, and Dental Office Tree House. Ages 7-9 – Foam Works Squirt,
Animal Antics, Paint with Picasso, Fishy Friends, Taj Mahal Puzzle, Trip Down the Amazon, It’s
a Jungle Out There, and Rabbit’s Band. Activities: Toothbrush Patch, Tooth Fairy Email, Brush
Chart, Brush with the Animals, Super Dentist, Rhyme Find, Letter Fun and Cool Moves.
Excellent

LET’S TALK TEETH – UNIT PLAN
        http://atozteacherstuff.com/lessons/LetsTalkTeeth.shtml                A unit plan
for primary and intermediate students. Includes: Make a Tooth Model, Make a Book, The Tooth

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Fairy Came Last Night (Poem), My Teeth Chant, Play a Game and Teeth Graph. Excellent

MAKE YOUR OWN TOOTHPASTE AND TOOTH POWDER                                          http://
mizar5.com/toothpst.htm
An article from “The OraMedia Newsletter for Dental Self-Sufficiency” on using common
ingredients such as baking soda, glycerin, and flavoring to make your own tooth powder and
toothpaste. A good project for class. Excellent




ORAL-B TEACHING TOOLS LESSON PLANS
        http://www.oralb.com/learningcenter/teaching/
Five lesson plans on healthy teeth and dental care. An additional section has Handouts. Excellent

THE PERPLEXING PRESCHOOL PLAQUE PROBLEM – WEBQUEST                                                                           NEW
URL!
        http://www.atlantic.k12.ia.us/wq/dbrix/index.htm
A webquest for second grade in which students must research dental care so that they can teach
the preschoolers all about their teeth. Contains several multimedia activities. Excellent

SAVING TAMI’S CASTLES – A WEBQUEST ABOUT DENTAL HEALTH NEW!
        http://www.cesa8.k12.wi.us/teares/it/webquests/Teeth/index.html
A webquest on dental health for grades 3-4. “Tami the Toothfairy is in need of your help. She
has asked you to assist her in promoting proper dental health care. In helping Tami with her
problem you will have to do the following three requests: 1. Research the various dental health
tips below 2. Complete the Dental Research Log 3. Create a toothpaste name, flavor and tube
design which will spread worldwide.” Excellent

SPARKLE CITY
        http://www.crestkids.com/index_flash.html
Crest’s dental health site for kids with terrific graphics and sound. Sections: The Sparkles
Galactic Blaster (with tooth tunes), Doc Croc’s Virtual Visit (explore the dentist’s office), Robo
Hippo’s Star Painter (connect the dots and paint the picture) and Geena’s Adventure (fighting the
Rough and Rot Riders). Outstanding site for children. Excellent

A TEACHER’S DENTAL HEALTH PAGE
     http://www.teachingheart.net/teeth.html

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A teacher’s ideas on teaching dental health. This site has been completely re-done with lots of
activities and classroom ideas, bulletin board ideas, songs and poems, craft links, and
recommended books. Excellent

TEETH: ONLINE WORD SEARCH PUZZLE                                          http://hrsbstaff.
ednet.ns.ca/nbarkhou/health/wordsearch/grade1searchteeth.html
An online word search puzzle for primary grades with words associated with teeth such as:
canines, molars, etc. Excellent

TOOTH BE TOLD: EXPLORING THE IMPORTANCE OF TEETH – LESSON PLAN
                                                                                                   NEW!
        http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030805tuesday.html?
searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on teeth. “In this lesson, students will consider the images and
feelings associated with teeth. They also create posters about the importance of teeth in a
variety of animals.” Excellent

THE WISDOM TOOTH
       http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/wisdomtooth/
What is a Dental Hygienist? Brushing Tips, Flossing Tips, Tips for Parents, FAQs, links. Three
new sections: Wisdom Teeth, Oral Health Concerns and Facts and Trivia About Toothpaste.
Excellent




ADA ANIMATIONS, GAMES & PUZZLES                                     NEW!
       http://www.ada.org/public/games/games.asp
Fun animations, games and puzzles for students K-2. Click on Animations for instructional
animations, click on Games & Puzzles for several puzzles and click on Interactive Story “Visit
the Dentist with Marty”. Note: The ADA Kid’s Corner appears to have been dropped. Very
Good

THE ADVENTURES OF MR. REACH
       http://www.mrreach.com/
Sections include: You and Your Family (Teaching Brushing and Flossing, Tooth Timeline,
Toothsome Terms, etc.) Kids (Games, Messages, Coloring Page) and Mr. Reach’s Toolbox

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(online product info). Very Good

BRACES INFO
       http://www.bracesinfo.com
A great deal of information on braces. There is a FAQs section and Fun Section with:
Fun Facts, Fun Dental Quiz, Free Dental Reminders, Famous People Who Wore Braces,
Orthodontic Joke Archive and more. Very Good

BRACE YOURSELF! LEARNING ABOUT ORTHODONTIC DEVICES – LESSON
PLAN          http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001205tuesday.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 and 9-12 in which students create models showing how braces and
other orthodontic devices can be used to correct various dental problems. Very Good

BRUSHING AND FLOSSING TO A HEALTHY SMILE – LESSON PLAN                               NEW!
        http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Health/
Body_Systems_and_Senses/BSS0015.html
A lesson plan for grade 3 on tooth brushing. “In teaching that germs on and in the body need to
be gotten rid of, this lesson teaches that the germ plaque that is on teeth can be removed with
brushing and flossing.” Very Good

CRAFTS AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES                               NEW!
        http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/dental_health_month.htm
Crafts and activities for primary students. Includes coloring pages, paper craft, lost tooth pillow,
a song and more. Very Good

DENTAL ACTIVITY PAGE – TENNESSEE DEPT. OF HEALTH
                                                             NEW TITLE & INFO!
       http://www2.state.tn.us/health/kids/activity.htm
Fun dental activities for kids: puzzles, word searches, crossword and more. Very Good

DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
       http://www.dupagehealth.org/health_ed/dental_month.html
An extensive list of activities for children on dental health and care. Very Good

DENTAL ZONE HEALTH QUIZ
       http://www.saveyoursmile.com/quiz/dzonlinequiz.html
An online quiz on dental health. For upper elementary and junior high as a review. Very Good



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FUN WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION – LESSON
PLAN
                                                                                        NEW!
        http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Health/
Body_Systems_and_Senses/BSS0011.html
A lesson plan for grades 1-3 on dental health. “The purpose of the two-part lesson is to teach
early elementary students about the health benefits of good dental hygiene and eating healthful
snacks. There are four learner objectives. Each student will: 1. Correctly identify basic parts of
the tooth using illustrations; 2. Correctly define four common symptoms of periodontal disease
(halitosis, caries, bleeding, and gingivitis) due to poor dental hygiene; 3. Practice proper
brushing and flossing techniques using classroom models; and 4. Correctly identify healthful
snack foods that promote dental health from a list of food choices.” Very Good

HEAD START DENTAL HEALTH CURRICULUM                                 NEW!
       http://www.bmcc.org/Headstart/Dental/
A dental health curriculum for pre-school or primary students. Very Good

HEALTHY TEETH – ORAL EDUCATION DATABASE
        http://www.healthyteeth.org/
Sections: Teeth and Gums, Prevention, Cavities, Braces, Experiments & Activities and Teacher
(small). Very Good

SAVE SYDNEY’S SMILE – WEBQUEST
       http://www.hobart.k12.in.us/webquests/groffquest/dental.html
A webquest for first grade in which student teams research how to take proper care of teeth so
they can teach Sydney. Very Good

THE SMILESTONES
       http://www.thesmilestones.com/
Visit Smilestone Island and learn about teeth and dental health. Print out pictures for coloring
and download a comic strip. Very Good

SNACK FACTS
       http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/wisdomtooth/snack.htm
Fact sheet about how foods affect the health of the mouth. Includes three lists: Nutritionally and
Dentally Acceptable, Nutritionally Acceptable but Poor for Teeth, and Nutritionally and Dentally
Least Acceptable. Very Good


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STAY AWAY TOOTH DECAY – LESSON PLAN                            NEW!
       http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Health/
Body_Systems_and_Senses/BSS0205.html
A lesson plan for grades 2-3 on dental health. “Students will learn about the importance of
keeping their teeth clean by partaking in this fun, hands-on experiment. This activity could be
used as a health lesson on hygiene or as part of a science unit on the human body.” Very
Good

TEETH THEME UNIT
        http://www.abcteach.com/teeth/teethtoc.htm
Ideas for learning about teeth. Sections: Report Planner, Report Form, Shape Book, Shape Book/
Lines, Tooth Fact Web Organizer, Teeth KWL, Dental Health Make Ad, “When I Get Up” Song,
Poem Form, Toothy Tongue Twisters, Toothy Similes, Tooth Flash Cards, Word Search, Word
Unscramble, Toothy Smiles, and Brush Your Teeth. For elementary children. Very Good

THE TOOTH…THE WHOLE TOOTH… AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH –
WEBQUEST                                                                 http://education.olivet.
edu/undergraduate/webquests/lcunnington/lesson-template1.htm
A webquest for first grade students on dental care and the anatomy of their teeth. Very Good

THE TRUTH ABOUT TEETH
        http://kidshealth.org/kid/body/teeth_noSW.html
A site for elementary students on teeth and keeping them healthy. Very Good

WEB DENTAL OFFICE
       http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/abyss/index.htm
Information and graphics. Sections: The Mouth, Oral Hygiene Tips, Dental Advice for Children,
Dental Problems, The Dentist, and Links. There is also a Games section with 10 dental related
games. Very Good

WHAT CAUSES TOOTH DECAY – LESSON PLAN                               NEW URL!
       http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Health/
Body_Systems_and_Senses/BSS0007.html
A lesson plan for grades 2-6 on dental health. “Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases
today. To help students understand the causes and implications of tooth decay, this activity
uses vinegar and egg shells in a simulation of teeth decomposition.” Very Good




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ADA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS                            NEW!
        http://www.ada.org/public/media/videos/psa/index.asp
Brief animations featuring Dudley the Dinosaur and his friends among others for brief public
service announcements. Good

ARTHUR’S TOOTH – WEBQUEST
        http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/teeth/t-index.htm
In the story Arthur’s Tooth by Marc Brown, Arthur worries about his teeth. In this first grade
webquest, students make posters to educate Arthur about his teeth. Note: The video of this story
is available from the AVA Center. VT505107 Good

CARING FOR YOUR TEETH                         NEW!
       http://www.the-health-pages.com/children/teeth/
Simple information for kids on caring for your teeth. Sections: Caring for Your Teeth, Tooth
Decay, Brushing Your Teeth and Preventing Cavities. Good for primary level reports. Good

CDA FACT SHEET ON SMOKELESS TOBACCO – EFFECTS ON THE MOUTH
       http://www.cda.org/public/cch5fs.html
A one-page fact sheet on the dangers of smokeless tobacco such as gum recession and cancer.
Good

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY – MAKING DENTISTRY FUN FOR KIDS
       http://www.dentalreview.com/kids/index.htm
A basic site for young children. Includes: Stinky Tooth’s Reminder to Brush Your Teeth, Ode to
Bacteria, the Stinky Tooth Quiz and Learn About Your Teeth. Good

DENTAL FRIENDS GAMES                         NEW!
       http://www.dentalfriends.net/fun/games/dfgames.htm
Three fun dental games: Dental Concentration, Seek-a-Dental-Word, and Dental Friends’ Sliding
Puzzle. There is also a non-dental checkers game. Good

DENTAL WORDS CROSSWORD PUZZLE                        NEW!
    http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/smiles/crossword.html

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A printable crossword puzzle with dental words. Good

DENTISTRY.COM GAME ROOM                           NEW!
      http://www.dentalfriends.net/fun/games/dfgames.htm
Fun games for dental health. Dental Defense, Concentration, Whack-a-Molar and Word Find.
Good

HEALTHY FOODS FOR YOUR TEETH – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
       http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/717.html
A classroom activity for elementary grades in which groups of students determine what foods are
“good” and “bad” for teeth and then use baskets to sort a selection of foods into dental healthy
and unhealthy. Good

JUST FOR KIDS – DENTAL GAMES                     NEW!
      http://www.massdental.org/kids/games.cfm
Fun games for kids. Dental Match Game, Test Your Knowledge, Germ Invaders and Hall of
Fame. Good

MRS. ELLIOTT’S SECOND GRADE TOOTH UNIT                                                                          http://www.
myschoolonline.com/page/0,1871,24742-145616-27-2540,00.html
Classroom activities about teeth. Good

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH                                   NEW!
       http://www.ada.org/prof/events/featured/ncdhm.asp
Information on the history of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Includes Coloring and
Activity sheets to printout. Good

SMILE KIDS – DELTA DENTAL                      NEW!
        http://smilekids.deltadentalca.org/index.html
A fun, informative site for kids on dental health. Sections: Stories, Glossary, Puzzles, and more.
Very Good

SNACK SMART FOR HEALTHY TEETH
        http://www.nidr.nih.gov/health/pubs/snaksmrt/main.htm
A site for children on choosing snacks that are good for your teeth. Good

A TOOTH ADVENTURE – WEBQUEST                  NEW!
     http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/elementary/Science/AToothAdventure/dental

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%20health.htm
A webquest for 1st grade students on dental health. “Your job is to collect tooth facts on your
fact sheet. You will work with a partner. You must show your tooth fact sheet to your teacher
before you receive your Sparkling Smile Certificate.” Good

TOOTH FAIRY
       http://www.toothfairy.org/
Dental links, Tooth Fairy FAQs, Baby Teeth Info, Hygiene Tips and more. Good

ZOOTHLAND                     NEW URL!
       http://www.zoothland.com/
Join Amos the Alligator and his friends as they learn about having and keeping healthy teeth. For
primary students. Good




DISCLAIMER: WE ARE UNABLE TO TEST EVERY LINK WITHIN EVERY SITE.

Prepared by the Cumberland County AVA Center staff. Please call #856 451-0817 or email:
cumbavac@snip.net with questions or suggestions for future web site lists. The site list is also
posted on our website: http://www.cumbavac.org
It is also posted on these sites:
http://www.atlanticava.org
http://www.clueslibs.org/information/ccl/default.htm
http://www.cjims.org


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