Children’s Dental Health

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					                  Issue 56 2008




Children’s Dental Health
                                     Six Building Blocks Of
                                    Children’s Dental Health
    ORAL (MOUTH) HYGIENE                             Children’s dental health       DENTAL PROBLEMS
    Clean regularly & early.                         is about taking care           Cavities hurt. Fill them!
                                                     of the whole mouth!
    •	Brush teeth twice a day.                                                      •	Take care of baby teeth; they may
                                                     In order to educate
    •	Floss daily.                                                                    need fillings, too.
    •	Schedule regular dental check-
                                                     children about how to          •	Tend cavities immediately by
      ups.                                           do that you need to first        taking child to dentist.
    •	Assist children until age 6-7 in               know how yourself!
      brushing properly.



    PREVENTING CAVITIES                                                             NUTRITION
    Keep decay away. Brush, floss,                                                  Keep plaque away.
    use fluoride, apply sealant.
                                                                                    •	Eat nutritional snacks.
    •	The best cavity protection is good                                            •	Limit the amount of sugary drinks.
      oral health.
    •	Use toothpaste with fluoride.
    •	Have dentist apply dental
      sealants when backteeth have
      emerged.                                                                      EDUCATING CHILDREN
                                                                                    Make learning fun.

                                                                                    Teach children about good dental
    DENTAL HABITS                                                                   health with educational dental
    Build good ones; break bad ones.                                                activities:
                                                                                    •	Puzzles
    •	Develop good dental habits at a                                               •	Games
      very early age.                                                               •	Songs
    •	Understand and break the bad                                                  •	Coloring pages
      habits.                                                                       •	Brushing charts
                                                                                    •	Crafts
                                                                                    •	Dental experiments
                                                                                    •	Play props
    By Lita Haddal
                                                                                    •	Dramatic play
    Reference: Davenport, Tammy. 2008. National Childrens Dental Health Month.
    http://dentistry.about.com/od/childrensdentistry/a/kidsdental.htm


    Who We Are…                                                                  CCIC Staff
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Big News!                                                       The WMELS Steering Committee, and the early childhood
                                                                consultants that worked tirelessly on the enhancements
                                                                to the second edition of the standards believe that this
                                                                tool will provide exciting opportunities for promoting
                                                                dialogue across settings and can become a basis for
WMELS Expanded                                                  conversation and learning opportunities. The standards
                                                                can inform the development of program standards across
The second edition of the Wisconsin Model Early Learning        early learning environments, and provide opportunities
Standards (WMELS) is now available on the Wiscon-               for local communities to develop local benchmarks, and
sin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners web page:            make decisions about the curriculum and assessment
http://www.collaboratingpartners.com/EarlyLS_docs.htm           tools that will be used in individual programs. Our hope
in a PDF format and it is also available for purchase from      is that this second edition will be useful to communities
the Wisconsin Child Care Information Center at a cost of        and programs to create quality early care and education
$3.00 per book, with a minimum order of 3 copies for a to-      environments that promote early learning.
tal cost of $9.00. This price will allow the book to continue
to be printed, and to be available to the early care and                  -Jill Haglund, DPI Early Childhood Consultant
education workforce. Make checks out to Department of
Public Instruction and mail them to CCIC along with your
request and mailing address. Shipping is free.                  Spanish Activities
The WMELS include developmental domains, develop-               The Spanish language version of birth-to-three par-
mental sub-domains, developmental expectations, per-            ent-child activity materials are now available free to
formance standards, and include a new developmental             reproduce downloading on the Washington Learning
continuum, samples of child activities and sample adult         Systems website.
strategies. The 2nd edition has been broadened to pro-
vide standards for children birth to first grade. This new      Developed by Angela Notari-Syverson, Ph.D, and
2nd edition clearly identifies how the standards are in-        Judy Challoner, M.S., iIllustrations by Don Syverson,
tended to be used, and how they should NOT be used.             these infant-toddler language & early literacy materi-
                                                                als include twenty home and community activities for
The new developmental continuum provides a predict-             adults and children birth to three that encourage early
able but not rigid sequence of accomplishments which            language and literacy development. They are appropri-
describes the progressive levels of performance in the          ate for children with disabilities as well as children who
order in which they emerge in most children, based on           are developing typically.
current research. The developmental continuums begin
at an early developmental level and continue through            Each of the twenty activities includes an activity
developmental levels that would be typical to first grade.      description, and hints for making the activity fun and
Observable “samples” of what children might do as they          developmentally appropriate. In addition to the activi-
demonstrate accomplishments at each level of the devel-         ties, you can download an activity checklist that helps
opmental continuum are included for each of the develop-        parents and caregivers notice their children’s skills,
mental continuums linked to each performance standard.          and also cues adults to examine and grow their own
Sample strategies of what adults might do to assist the         interactions with children.
child to gain knowledge or learn skills at each level of the
developmental continuum are included as well.                   The materials are specifically designed to address the
                                                                three key skills of 1) language development, 2) sounds
An expanded resource section has also been included             and rhythms, and 3) general book and print awareness.
for parents and child care teachers and providers. The
appendix section also now includes information on how           The materials are made available by the authors, and
the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards align with         may be copied and distributed as long as they are not
the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards, and a section           sold. Go to www.walearning.com, click on the purple
on IDEA Early Childhood Outcomes.                               button that says “Free Parent Education Handouts”.

Feedback on the new standards can be submitted via              For questions please contact:
the feedback form on the Wisconsin Early Childhood              Mary Maddox
Collaborating Partners (WECCP) webpage. In addition             Washington Learning Systems
to this feedback form, other new materials housed on the        2212 Queen Anne Ave. No. Ste. 726
WECCP webpage include the 2007 training report sum-             Seattle, WA 98109
mary, updated WMELS regional training opportunities,            (206) 310-7401 FAX (206) 283-9243
approved WMELS trainer listings, and updated materials          mmaddox@walearning.com
for approved trainers.

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                                     Baby Teeth are Important


      Children need healthy baby teeth to:

      1. Eat properly.

      2. Learn to talk properly (pronounce words and make sounds).

      3. Sleep comfortably.

      4. Learn without being distracted by dental pain.

      5. Maintain good general health.

      6. Hold space for the adult teeth to erupt in proper alignment .

      7. Reduce the chances of having cavities in the adult teeth.

      8. Have a healthy smile!


                                 Healthy Smile — Happy Child




                                                                                   Parent/Caregiver Handout


    Reprinted with permission from Seal a smile: A dental portfolio for dental hygiene programs and Wisconsin com-
    munities - A user’s guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin.
    http://chawisconsin.org/oralHealth/Resources.htm

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                          Dental Decay is an Infectious Disease
 In order for tooth decay to occur, there must be interaction of four factors:

 1. 	 Bacteria. Infants are not born with the bacteria that cause dental decay. They are
      infected through saliva, usually by caregivers. Caregivers can infect the child with
      the bacteria by sharing eating utensils, sharing food or pre-chewing food for the
      baby or cleaning off a baby bottle nipple or a pacifier with their
      mouth.




 2. A tooth. As soon as a baby gets his/her first tooth, it is important to start cleaning
    the baby's mouth and teeth.




 3. 	The proper environment (foods containing sugars). All foods and drinks that
     contain any kind of sugar, allow the bacteria to start producing acids. Even "natural"
     sugars, like those found in milk and juice, can cause acid production. These acids
     are what cause cavities in teeth.




               frequency.
 4. 	 Time or Frequency. The longer foods or beverages that contain sugar are present
      in the mouth with bacteria, the longer the teeth are exposed to cavity-producing acid.


       Do not allow your child to carry
       a bottle or trainer cup around
       with them because it can
       encourage frequent sipping.


                                                                              Parent/Caregiver Handout



Reprinted with permission from Seal a smile: A dental portfolio for dental hygiene programs and Wisconsin com-
munities - A user’s guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin.
http://chawisconsin.org/oralHealth/Resources.htm

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Keep It: Free Child Care Articles
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                                            magazines & websites for:                            To Order Items,
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Item #           Material Detail                                                           Description                                   Age
ORAL HYGIENE
1.   A healthy mouth for your baby flyer. National Institute of Reprintable flyer. What you can do during the first




                                                                                                                                             Infants & Toddlers
     Dental and Craniofacial Research, 1/2008.                  year to make sure a baby has healthy teeth.
2.   How to care for your baby’s teeth.              American Academy of        Reprintable brochure in English or Spanish on how to
     Family Physicians, 2008. Available at http://familydoctor.org              wash a baby’s gums and more caregiving tips.
.   Your infant’s mouth: Teeth at birth?               Simple Steps to         Article describing babies’ mouths at birth, position for
     Better Dental Health. Available at www.simplestepsdental.com               cleaning their teeth, sucking habits, and teething.
.   Cleaning your child’s mouth and teeth.              Simple Steps to        Preschoolers and young schoolagers need help from
     Better Dental Health. Available at www.simplestepsdental.com               adults to brush and floss their teeth.
5.   What causes bad breath?                   The Nemours Foundation.          Myths and facts about controlling bad breath.
     Available at www.kidshealth.org




                                                                                                                                             All ages
6.   Bad breath: What is it?       Simple Steps to Better Dental Health.        Causes of bad breath and treatments.
     Available at www.simplestepsdental.com
7.   What’s spit?       The Nemours Foundation. Available at www.               Saliva helps break down food and clean the mouth.
     kidshealth.org                                                             Text in English and Spanish.
8.   Floss your children’s teeth.             Parents bulletin board, Texas     Mini-poster. Steps in flossing teeth with illustrations of
     Child Care, Fall 1993.                                                     how to hold floss.
9.   Is your toothbrush old and frayed?                 BrushBrushBrush.        A new toothbrush is 30% more effective at removing
     Inc., 2007. Available at http://www.toothbrushexpress.com                  plaque. Change at least every 3 months.
10. Oral health: A window to your overall health.                Mayo           Important article explaining how oral health is more




                                                                                                                                             Adults
     Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Available at www.           than caring for teeth. It involves the mouth, throat and
     MayoClinic.com
                                                                                face and impacts the heart and brain.
11. Protecting children’s oral health.         American Academy of              Factsheet about gingivitis, the first stage of a life-
     Periodontology. Available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/           long disease of the gums and jaw called periodontal
     childdentalhealth.html
                                                                                disease. Keeping gums healthy is crucial.
PREVENTING CAVITIES
12. A healthy mouth for your baby. National Institute of Dental Booklet highlighting the importance of using fluoride to
    and Craniofacial Research, 2007.                            protect teeth, cleaning baby’s teeth, preventing baby
                                                                bottle tooth decay, and the first visit to the dentist.
                                                                                                                                             Infants & Toddlers




1. Una boca saludable para su bebé.                    National Institute of   Booklet. Spanish version of above.
     Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2007.
1. Most of the time sharing is a good thing.                    So. Dakota     Reprintable poster about how cavity causing germs
     Dept. of Health. Available        at   https://apps.sd.gov/applications/   pass from adult mouths to babies’.
     ph18publications/secure
15. Prevent cavities: Infant and toddler tooth decay or Reprintable flyer with photo of a preschooler’s
    early childhood caries (ecc). So. Dakota Dept. of Health. decayed teeth. Loss of baby teeth to decay affects
    Available at https://apps.sd.gov/applications/ph18publications/secure the child’s speech, permanent teeth and self-image.

16. Preventing tooth decay.         Alexa Sparkman. Translated by               Article in English and Spanish on how child care
                                                                                                                                             All ages




     José Saenz & Dorothy Turner. Texas Child Care Quarterly, Winter            centers can build dental health programs. Activity
     1984.
                                                                                ideas and meal suggestions.

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Item #            Material Detail                                                         Description                                  Age
17. Don’t wait until it hurts- Your child needs healthy Reprintable brochure. How to schedule dental
    teeth to eat, talk and smile!! Michigan Dental Ass’n. 2008. appointments.
18. Dental amalgam.            Wisconsin Oral Health Program Fact Sheet.       Filling material used by dentists has mercury in it.
     Available at http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/oral_health                 How dangerous is it?
19. Dental sealants.          Wisconsin Oral Health Program Fact Sheet.        How this method of covering teeth with a layer of
     Available at http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/oral_health                 clear varnish provides a long-lasting barrier to decay.




                                                                                                                                                                      to
                                                                                                                                           Adults
20. Seal out tooth decay.                 National Institute of Dental and     Brochure for parents of children ages 6-14 about
     Craniofacial Research, 2007.                                              sealants and how do they protect teeth from decay.
                                                                               Step-by-step description with pictures of how sealants
                                                                               are applied to teeth.
21. Selle los dientes contra la caries dental.                     National    Brochure. Spanish version of above.
     Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2007.




                                                                                                                                                                      Articles
22. Flouride and water what parents should know.                        So.    Reprintable illustrated brochure.
     Dakota Dept. of Health. Available at https://apps.sd.gov/applications/
     ph18publications/secure

DENTAL HABITS
2. Healthy baby teeth.           Parents bulletin board, Texas Child Care,    Mini-poster about pacifier and bottle use in 0-3 year
     Fall 1988.                                                                olds.




                                                                                                                                           Toddlerss
                                                                                                                                           Infants &
2. First steps to a healthy smile.                American Academy of         Reprintable flyer describing 3 stages of caregiving
     Pediatrics. 2008. Available at http://www.aap.org                         routines to practice during a child’s first 24 months.
25. The binky breakup. Marnell Jameson. Parents, 12/07.                        Pacifiers. What to do when a toddler “won’t pull the
                                                                               plug”!
26. Toothbrushing: Do it daily. Texas Child Care, Fall 1993.                   Toothbrushing should be a part of the daily routine of




                                                                                                                                           P-K& Younger Schoolagers
                                                                               child care centers.
27. Brushing chart.           Lita Haddal, Child Care Information Center,      Reprintable chart for preschoolers and younger
     2008.                                                                     schoolagers to track their brushing routines.
28. Make your child’s teeth last a lifetime!                Parents bulletin   Mini-poster about regular routines for teeth care and
     board, Texas Child Care, Winter 1984.                                     oral health.
29. Baby teeth do matter!: Steps to healthy teeth.                      So.    Reprintable brochure for parents of children 0-8
     Dakota Dept. of Health.                                                   years.
0. Medida para los dientes sanos. SD Dept. of Health.                         Brochure. Spanish version of above.
1. Going to the dentist. The Nemours Foundation, 2007. Available What happens at the dentist’s office.
     at www.kidshealth.org
2. Brush up on healthy teeth: Simple steps for kids’ 3-page information packet: parent handout,
    smiles. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at enlargeable poster and parent quiz. List of parents’



                                                                                                                                           All ages
    http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/publications/factsheets/brushup.htm duties in keeping their children’s teeth healthy.
. How to brush and floss.             So. Dakota Dept. of Health. 2005.      Mini-poster.
     Available at https://apps.sd.gov/applications/ph18publications/secure
. Daily flossing and brushing.                 Saskatoon Dental Health       Illustrated flyer and reprintable chart to track brushing
     Program,Canada. 2005.                                                     and flossing routines.
5. Your child’s age 1 dental visit. Simple Steps to Better Dental Choosing a dentist for your infant, preparing for the
    Health, 2006. Available at www.simplestepsdental.com           visit and expectations of your child’s “dental home”.
                                                                                                                                           Adults




6. Expect the best for your child’s dental home.                  Paul        Children with special healthcare needs often require
     Casamassino, D.D.S. Exceptional Parent, 9/5/07. Available at www.         special dental care. Parents should establish this care
     eparent.com
                                                                               while children are in infancy.
DENTAL PROBLEMS
7. Baby bottle tooth decay. Wisconsin Oral Health Program Fact Sweet liquids given to babies by bottle leave decay-
                                                                                                                                           Infants & Toddlers




    Sheet. Available at http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/oral_health causing residue in their mouths.
8. Teething tots.           The Nemours Foundation, 2005. Available at        Teething can begin as early as 3 months and continue
     http://kidshealth.org                                                     until age 3.
9. Los bebés y la dentición.              The Nemours Foundation, 2005.       Spanish version of above.
     Available at http://kidshealth.org

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Item #          Material Detail                                                        Description                                 Age
0. From baby bottle to cup. American Dental Association. JADA, Choose training cups carefully, use them temporarily.
    Vol. 135, 3/2004.                                           What and how often should your child drink?




                                                                                                                                       Infants &
                                                                                                                                       Toddlers
1. Thumbsucking. American Dental Association. Available at http:// Sucking is a natural reflex for babies and toddlers. At
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childdentalhealth.html              what age should this stop to avoid teeth problems?
                                                                    Text in English and Spanish.
2. Rx for sound teeth - - Plaque: What it is and how to Brochure. Shows how to brush and floss.
    get rid of it. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
     1999. Available at http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/0C900F9D-
     C582-4609-A62C-CF4AB53E84A0/0/Plaque_brochure.pdf
. La placa.    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.     Brochure. Spanish version of above.
     1999. Available at http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/
     ToothDecay/LAPLACA.htm
. Teen health: Gum disease. The Nemours Foundation, 2005. Gum disease doesn’t just happen to old people.
    Available at http://kidshealth.org.                     Snacks, heredity and plaque bring it on.
5. Mouth guards. California Dental Association, 2008.                       Sports equipment which protects against mouth, teeth
                                                                             and jaw injuries makes sense.
6. Toothache: First aid.         Mayoclinic.com. Available at http://www.   Decay is very painful when it reaches the nerve in
     mayoclini.com/health/firs-aid-toothache/FA00013                         the tooth. Some steps to help while waiting to see the
                                                                             dentist.




                                                                                                                                       All ages
7. Tooth injuries.       The Nemours Foundation, 2007. Available at         What to do when a tooth gets knocked out or gums
     www.kidshealth.org                                                      are injured.
8. Repairing children’s teeth.          Simple Steps to Better Dental       Fillings and crowns in baby teeth? Yes and why.
     Health. Available at www.simplestepsdental.com
9. Calming the anxious child.             American Academy of Pediatric     Choose a pediatric dentist, who specializes in children
     Dentistry. Available at http://www.aapd.org                             and has an office set up for kids.
50. Early orthodontics may mean less treatment All children should have an orthodontic screening
    later. Simple Steps to Better Dental Health. Available at www. by age 7 when problems with teeth position become
    simplestepsdental.com                                          apparent. Perhaps braces can be avoided later.
51. Oral conditions in children with special needs. Photo guide of teeth and gum conditions which may
    National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research. 7/2008. occur in children with special needs.
52. Columbia Commentary: The boy who died from a A young boy tragically died when an untreated tooth
    toothache. Burton Edelstein, D.D.S., & David Albert, D.D.S. Simple abcess which spread to become a brain infection.
    Steps to Better Dental Health. Available at www.simplestepsdental. How could this happen?
     com.
5. Warning: Toothpaste from China.                   USFDA Consumer         The Food & Drug Administration list of toothpaste
     Update, 6/2007. Available at http://www.fda.gov/consumer                brands that contain the poisonous chemical diethylene
                                                                             glycol (DEG) also used in antifreeze.
5. Fluorosis of the teeth.           Wisconsin Oral Health Program Fact     Too much flouride can cause white lines and ridges
     Sheet. Available at http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/oral_health        on teeth. It is important to monitor the appropriate
                                                                             level of flouride a child consumes.
55. Pregnant? Don’t forget to take good care of your During pregnancy, hormones make the gums
    teeth! Tennessee Dept. of Health, 2008. Available at http://health. vulnerable. Pregnant women often get gingivitis, an
    state.tn.us/Infantmortality/PDFs/Dental.pdf                         inflammation that can lead to premature birth.
                                                                                                                                       Adults




56. Dentists and HeadStart: What you should know and Tipsheet with overview of HeadStart, the burden
    how you can help. Available at http://www.mchoralhealth.org/ of oral health care on HeadStart participants, and
    PDFs/HSDentists.pdf                                          opportunities for dentists to become involved.
57. Finding low-cost dental care.            National Institute for Dental   Flyer about inexpensive dental care through clinical
     and Craniofacial Research. 12/2007.                                     trials, dental schools, and federally-funded programs.
58. Free or reduced-fee dental services.                WI Department of     Wisconsin dental programs for low-income patients.
     Health Services, 7/2008. Available at http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/   Healthy Smiles for Wisconsin initiative for school-
     spec/freedental.htm
                                                                             community partnerships to improve dental health.
59. BadgerCare Plus, Health care for all kids.                Available at   All WI children can access health insurance regardless
     http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/enroll.htm                      of their parents’ income level. How?

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Item #           Material Detail                                                        Description                                  Age
60. The Hispanic Dental Association. Available at http://www. Information                    for    contacting      Spanish-speaking
    hdassoc.org                                               dentists.
NUTRITION
61. Good dental care: It’s never too early to start. American A reprintable flyer to congratulate new parents and




                                                                                                                                         Infants & Toddlers
    Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2008. Available at http://www.aapd. guide their care of their baby’s mouth.
     org/foundation/pdfs/GoodHealthLabel.pdf




                                                                                                                                                              to
62. Hazards of sippy cups. So. Dakota Dept. of Health. Available Reprintable flyer on how sippy cups can lead to tooth
    at https://apps.sd.gov/applications/ph18publications/secure  decay and how to use them correctly.
6. High-sugar infancy can mean adult sugar Adult eating habits actually form at the time a baby is
    dependancy. Oral Health Resources, Nutrition - Children, 3/30/07. weaned from the bottle.
     Available at http://agd.org/support/articles/?ArtID=1280




                                                                                                                                                              Articles
6. Caution sweetened beverages.                 Available at https://        One can of pop contains all the sugar you should
     apps.sd.gov/applications/ph18publications/secure/PublicationsInt/        have in a whole day. Sweet drinks take the place of
     SweetenedBeverages.pdf
                                                                              milk and lead to calcium shortage.
65. Smile savers. Gina Roberts-Grey.         Parents, 12/07.                  Candy leads to tooth decay but other foods actually




                                                                                                                                         Pre-K
                                                                              strengthen teeth.
66. Are you feeding your kids tooth-friendly foods? Simple More on which foods build better teeth. Textures of
    Steps to Better Dental Health. Available at www.simplestepsdental. foods also make a difference.
     com
67. Diet and snacking.          American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.      Quick anwers to frequently asked questions about the
     Available at http://www.aapd.org                                         foods and fluoride children should be getting.
68. Snack smart for healthy teeth.            National Institute of Dental    Brochure/poster. Ages 10-12. Describes the decay




                                                                                                                                         School-agers
     and Craniofacial Research, 2/2000. Available at http://www.nidcr.nih.    process, how some foods contribute to tooth decay,
     gov
                                                                              and a list of healthy foods from different food groups.
69. Meriendas sanas para dientes sanos.                  National Institute   Brochure/poster. Spanish version of above.
     of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2/2000.
70. Fluoride content of bottled, filtered and conditioned Packet of fact sheets on fluoride and how to determine




                                                                                                                                         Adults
    water. Wisconsin Oral Health Program Fact Sheets. Available at whether to give children fluoride supplements or not.
    http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/oral_health/pdf_files/pph4559.pdf Bottled water does not contain fluoride.
EDUCATING CHILDREN
71. How does fluoride work?              The Nemours Foundation, 2005.        How does fluoride in toothpaste and water work to
     Available at www.kidshealth.org                                          keep teeth healthy?




                                                                                                                                         School-agers
72. The truth about teeth.           KidsHealth, 2008. Available at www.      A tour of your teeth in kids words.
     kidshealth.org
7. Tus dientes. KidsHealth, 2008. Available at www.kidshealth.org            Spanish version of article above.
7. When will my teeth fall out?              San Diego County SMILES         Explanation in children’s terms of how teeth grow and
     Program, 2008.                                                           when to expect them to fall out. Chart of teeth.
75. SMILES songbook.             San Diego County SMILES Program,             A child should brush 2-3 minutes, about the length of
     2008                                                                     a song! Here are a few songs about teeth.
                                                                                                                                         All ages

76. Milk Matters with Buddy Brush coloring book.                      US      Coloring book for children ages 4-8 from Milk
     DHHS, 2006. Available at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/     Matters, a campaign dedicated to increasing calcium
     upload/mm_with_buddy_brush_2006.pdf
                                                                              consumption among America’s children and teens.
77. Just for fun - Activities from SMILES. San Diego County Packet of activity pages, puzzles and worksheets for
    SMILES Program, 2008.                                   children.
78. Life cycle of the primary & permanent teeth.                 WI Oral      Factsheet including pictorial chart showing what
     Health Program, 2001. Available at http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/     happens below the gums at different stages, 6 months
     oral_health/pdf_files/pph4736.pdf
                                                                              to 11 years. Teeth form 3 months after conception.
                                                                                                                                         Adults




79. February Is dental health month!            Maryland Department           Materials for creating an interactive bulletin board
     of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2008. Available at http://www.             suitable for display where parents are likely to see it.
     mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/2008BulletinBoard.pdf
80. Oral health resource bulletin: Volume XIX.                    National    Booklet. List of free or inexpensive materials created
     Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2008.                    countrywide for dental health education.

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 Books                                                    Audio-Visuals
 81.   Bright futures in practice: Oral health            87.   CARE OF CHILDREN’S TEETH. Loxley Hall.
       pocket guide. Holt, Katrina A. Washing-                  Evanston, IL: Altschul Group Corporation, 1994.
       ton, D.C: National Maternal and Child Oral               VHS, color, 10 min. This video shows parents
       Health Resource Center, Georgetown Uni-                  and caregivers how to take care of children’s
       versity, 2004.                                           teeth from birth and how to prevent “baby bottle
                                                                tooth decay.” Shows the proper way to brush
                                                                and the right things to eat.
 Books for Kids                                           88.   FEEDING YOUR TODDLER: LILY GETS HER
                                                                MONEY’S WORTH. Evanston, IL: Altschul
 82.   Dinosaurs, dinosaurs. Byron Barton.                      Group Corporation, 1991. VHS, color, 17 min.
       New York: Crowell, 1989. 36 pgs. Color                   This program joins Lily, a young mother, for a
       illustrations. In prehistoric days there were            speedy overview of toddler nutrition based on
       many different kinds of dinosaurs, big and               the four food groups of milk, protein, vegeta-
       small, those with spikes and those with long,            bles and fruit, and cereals. Presents a variety
       sharp teeth.                                             of food options even for those on the strictest
                                                                budgets. Also covers food preparation, smart
 8.   Going to the dentist. Fred Rogers.                       grocery shopping, meal planning, preventing
       New York: Putnam, 1989. 32 pgs. Color                    tooth decay, the introduction of solid foods, and
       illustrations. A Mister Rogers’ First                    getting toddlers to eat using utensils. Repeat-
       Experience book, this book prepares a child              edly stresses the need for parental love and pa-
       for his first visit to the dentist by describing         tience. Introduction for a teen parenting class.
       the procedures, equipment, and staff
       involved in a dental examination.                  89.   DENTAL CARE FOR THE EARLY YEARS,
                                                                AGE 0-5: THE SMILE GUIDE. Evanston, IL:
 8.   Gross disgusting totally cool mouth                      United Learning, 2002. VHS, color, 15 min.
       book. Theodore Croll, DDS. Doylestown,                   Provides parents and caregivers with informa-
       PA: Reed Drabick Publishers, 2004. 42                    tion about the importance of dental health, em-
       pgs. A collection of 40 color photos along               phasizing nutrition, dental visits, cavity preven-
       with a story about teeth, showing children               tion, brushing and flossing skills.
       and adults how and why they need simple
       but complete daily care right from the             90.   DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS. Charleston, WV:
       beginning. Includes lessons on the need for              Cambridge Educational, 1994. VHS, color, 30
       mouthguards and caring for braces.                       min. An adult’s guide to children’s teeth; how
                                                                they develop, the care they need, and the dis-
 85.   How the mouse got brown teeth: A Cree                    eases that can spoil a child’s mouth. It gives
       story for children. Freda Ahenakew.                      useful information about proper dental care from
       Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Fifth House,                    the prenatal period through the development of
       1988. 26 pgs. Color illustrations. A mouse               primary teeth until permanent teeth come in. It
       burns it front teeth trying to free the sun from         covers proper eating habits, brushing and floss-
       a snare.                                                 ing techniques, and when to visit your dentist.

 86.   Those icky sticky smelly cavity-causing            91.   KEEPING YOUR CHILD HEALTHY:
       but-- invisible germs. Judith Rice &                       ROUTINE HEALTH CHECKS FOR
       Petronella J. Ytsma. St. Paul,                             CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
       MN: Redleaf Press, 1997. 32 pgs.                           DISABILITIES. Omaha, NE: University
       Illustrated. English and Spanish text                      of Nebraska Medical Center, 1990. VHS,
       presents the importance of dental                          color, 32 min. Discusses aspects of vision,
       health and the care of the teeth.                          hearing, dental care and immunizations for
                                                                  developmentally disabled children.




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Audio-Visuals for Kids




                                                                                                                                                               BooKs & Videos to Borrow
92.                                      A CATHY & MARCY COLLECTION FOR KIDS. Cathy Fink & Marcie Marxer. Cambridge, MA: Rounder
                                         Records Corp, 1994. Audiocassette, 43 min. + lyrics. Cathy and Marcy present 15 favorites from three
                                         different award-winning albums. Contents: Grandma slid down the mountain-- Grandpa’s farm-- Susie &
                                         the alligator-- Ten cats down-- A flea & a fly in a flue-- Brush your teeth-- January, February, March-- Buffalo
                                         gals-- Magic penny-- It’s a beautiful day-- Shakin’ hands-- Peanut butter & jelly-- Use your own two feet-- Mr.
                                         Rabbit-- Banjo song-- When the rain comes down-- Jump children.

9.                                      THE SMILE GUIDE: DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN, AGE -12. Hoffman Estates, IL: Christie
                                         Entertainment Inc, 2002. VHS, color, 14 min. Introduces children to important concepts related to dental
                                         health, including the process of a cavity, the effects of sugar and nutrition, the purpose of a dentist and
                                         practical self-care dental skills.

9.                                      ROBERTO MEETS THE TOOTHFAIRY. Newport Beach, CA: Toothfairy Island, 2005. DVD, color, 15 min.
                                         Roberto meets the Toothfairy and learns the importance of why he should brush his teeth and wash his
                                         hands. For ages 2-6. Available in English or Spanish.

95.                                      TOOTHTOWN U.S.A. William Watson & Michael S. Haro. Filmstrips, 158 frames, color, 35 mm. +
                                         audiocassette, 18 min. + teacher/leader guide, wall chart, posters, and booklets. Shows young people how
                                         to take good care of their teeth through proper cleaning, eating, and preventive dental care. Presents four
                                         units which highlight values associated with good dental care, dietary habits and oral health, personal dental
                                         care, and professional dental care. For elementary grades.
http://chawisconsin.org/oralHealth/Resources.htm
Wisconsin.
and Wisconsin communities - A user’s guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children’s Health Alliance of
Reprinted with permission from Seal a smile: A dental portfolio for dental hygiene programs




                                                                                               8 mos   10 mos        8-7 years                   7-8 years




                                                                                              11 mos   13 mos        8-9 years                   9-10 years




                                                                                              16 mos   19 mos        10-12 years                 11-13 years




                                                                                              20 mos   27-29 mos                   17-21 years




Issue 56                                                                                                           Child Care Information Center                 11
                      Early Childhood Cavities Prevention
                          Parent/Caregiver Contract

     Early Childhood Cavities is a very serious disease that is preventable with your
     help. Left untreated it can cause your child pain, low self-esteem, difficulty
     eating and learning. As the parent/caregiver, you are the most important
     person to manage your child’s oral health. The following goals will help you
     gain and maintain a healthy smile for your child.

     Please choose goals you are willing to work on to                  Yes    NO




                                                                                    Reprinted with permission from Seal a smile: A dental portfolio for dental hygiene programs and Wisconsin communi-
     insure your child’s oral health
     Goal 1: I will clean my child’s teeth at least once a
     day.

     Goal 2: I will use a pea size amount of fluoride
     toothpaste once my child turns two years old.


     Goal 3: I will “Lift the Lip” weekly and check for
     white spot lesions. If I notice white spots I will




                                                                                    ties - A user’s guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin.
     contact my dental or medical provider.
     Goal 4: I will not put my child to bed with a bottle,
     unless it only contains water.
     Goal 5: I will limit my child’s intake of juice to
     between 4-6 ounces a day consumed at meal time
     only.



                                                                                    http://chawisconsin.org/oralHealth/Resources.htm
     Goal 6: I will have fluoride varnish placed on my
     child’s teeth three times a year.
     Goal 7: I will feed my child foods low in sugar and
     limit sugary snacks.
     Goal 8: I will have dental and medical providers
     check my child’s teeth by age one.

     Goal 9: I will introduce the trainer cup by 6 months
     and wean my infant from the bottle by the age of
     one.
     Signature and Date:

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                        How To Brush Your Child’s Teeth
                       How to Brush Your Child's Teeth




  Brush the outsides and Place a pea-size
Wash your hands first. the insides of                         Gently brush 1-2 teeth at a time using
dab of fluoridated toothpaste (if the is
  the upper and lower teeth. Angle child                            Brush or circular the front
                                                              a vibrating the insides of motion moving
  soft bristles 45 degrees, along the
over age 2) on a soft-bristled toothbrush.                           established pattern or toe of
                                                              in anteeth with the front part (left to right,
  gums and teeth.
Place the bristles along gum line at a 5-                          the outside, top to bottom.) Brush
                                                              inside to brush.
degree angle. Bristles should contact                         the insides of the front teeth with the
both the tooth and the gum line. Brush                        front part or toe of the brush using up
his/her teeth and gums.                                       and down movements.




                                                        Brush chewing surfaces (top of teeth)
                                                        last, with a firm back and forth motion
                                                        to remove cavity-causing germs.of Do
                                                            Brush the chewing surfaces (top
                                                        not forget to brush the child’s tongue.
                                                            teeth) last, with a firm back and
                                                        Cleanse it with either his/her toothbrush
                                                            forth movement to remove cavity-
                                                        or a commercially available tongue
                                                            causing germs.
                                                        scraper.

                                                        Replace the toothbrush every 2-
                                                        months or when the bristles begin to
                                                        flare. Do not share toothbrushes with
                                                        anyone.


                                                                               Parent/Caregiver Handout


Reprinted with permission from Seal a smile: A dental portfolio for dental hygiene programs and Wisconsin com-
munities - A user’s guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin.
http://chawisconsin.org/oralHealth/Resources.htm

Issue 56                                                       Child Care Information Center                     1
                  Doing Fun Stuff
 Cheryl DeWelt Robinson, Early Childhood Advisor at the Madison Children’s Museum, shares the next four
 pages of activity ideas with our newsletter readers.

 To contact her, phone: (608) 268-1231, ext.36, or email: cdewelt@madisonchildrensmuseum.org




 Visit the Children’s Museum in your area for inspiration in planning your own activities. Give your children a
 new environment to explore by making a field trip to the museum. Call ahead and book a special group rate
 and tour. The following are children’s museums located in Wisconsin:

 Appleton: The Building for Kids - Fox Cities Children’s Museum, 100 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI
 54911. Phone: (920) 734-3226. Fax: (920) 734-0677. Email: contact@buildingforkids.org Web: http://www.
 kidmuseum.org

 Eagle River: Northwoods Children’s Museum, 346 W Division Street, PO Box 216, Eagle River, WI
 54521. Phone (715) 479-4623. Fax (715) 479-3289. Web: http://www.northwoodschildrensmuseum.com

                                                                                              (Continued on page 17)




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                                  Dental Hygiene

                                  Dramatic Play Area: Going to the Dentist

                                  Materials:
                                  Clothes pins and white square cloth pieces
                                  Flashlights
                                  Doctor tools
                                  Hand mirrors
                                  Dentist Books (from bibliography)
                                  Magazines
                                  Chairs
                                  Pretend prize box (made from existing small toys in play environment)
                                  Goggles
                                  Lab coats, scrubs or jackets

                                  Activity:
                                  Set up the dramatic play area. Model play and invite children to visit the
                                  dentist. Use clothes pins to attach a bib to the children’s chests, have them
                                  open wide, count their teeth, give them a prize. Let other children take the
                                  lead and be the dentist. Children can sit in the waiting room and look at
                                  books and magazines. Have individual tooth brushes available for children
                                  in the bathroom and encourage them to brush their teeth throughout the
                                  day.

                                  Goal:
                                  Children will increase their ability to initiate and sustain interactions with
                                  peers and adults. They will develop an awareness of health and hygiene
                                  while learning to play cooperatively and share materials.



                                  Art Project: Tooth Brush Painting

                                  Materials:
                                  Paper
                                  Washable tempera paint
                                  Old toothbrushes

                                  Activity:
                                  Set out art supplies to provide open-ended opportunities for self-expression
                                  using toothbrushes and paint.

                                  Goal:
                                  Children will gain fine muscle control and express themselves by using a
                                  variety of art media.




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                                  Science Activity: Breaking Down Calcium

                                  Materials:
                                  Egg
                                  Plastic peanut butter jar or other unbreakable transparent vessel
                                  Vinegar

                                  Activity:
                                  Talk to children about bones and teeth. Discuss calcium and its contribution to
                                  creating healthy bones and teeth. Discuss calcium rich foods. Use inquiry–based
                                  learning as you ask children if they can name foods or drinks they eat that contain
                                  calcium. The outer shell of an egg is hard because it has calcium. Ask children
                                  what will happen if they put an egg in a glass of vinegar and leave it overnight?
                                  Document their predictions and leave the document by the experiment. Check the
                                  egg later that day and again in the morning.

                                  Conclusion:
                                  Vinegar breaks down mineral deposits like lime and calcium. The egg shell will
                                  have disintegrated leaving only the lining of the egg intact.

                                  Goal:
                                  Children will learn to hypothesize, investigate, observe and draw conclusions from
                                  their discoveries.

                                  Bibliography: Books for Children

                                  Goal:
                                  Children will continue to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
                                  through active engagement with these literacy materials. They will learn letter
                                  recognition and develop an increasingly complex vocabulary.

                                  At the Dentist. Greene, Carol. Child’s World; 1998. ISBN#1-56766-468-7

                                  Going to the Dentist. Frost, Helen. Pebble Books; 1999. ISBN#0-7368-0114-6

                                  Just Going to the Dentist. Mayer, Mercer. Western Pub. Co.; 1990. ISBN#0-307-
                                  62583-4

                                  My Dentist. Rockwell, Harlow. Greenwillow Books; 1975. ISBN#0-688-80004-1

                                  First Visit to the Dentist. Hughes, Monica. Raintree; 2004. ISBN#141090645-0

                                  Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions From Around the World. Beeler,
                                  Selby B. Houghton Mifflin Co.; 1998. ISBN#0-395-89108-6

                                  Books in Spanish

                                  Mi Dentista no es un Monstruo. Moffatt, Julia. Gingham Dog Press; 2005, 2004.
                                  ISBN#0-7696-4070-2



                                  *Goals are from the WI Model Early Learning Standards. Books can be found at
                                  your local public library. Use WISCAT online, www.wiscat.net to order books to be
                                  delivered to the library nearest you.

 www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org




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(Children’s Museums continued from page 14)

Eau Claire: Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, 220 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Phone: (715) 832-
KIDS. Email: info@cmec.cc Web: http://www.cmec.cc

Fond du Lac: Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac, 51 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935. Phone: (920) 929-
0707. Web: http://www.childrensmuseumfdl.org

LaCrosse: Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children’s Museum of LaCrosse, Inc., 207 Fifth Avenue South, La Crosse, WI.
Phone: 608.784.2652. Fax: 608.784.6988. Email: info@childmuseumlax.org Web: http://www.childmuseumlax.org

Madison: Madison Children’s Museum, 100 State Street, Madison, WI 53703. Phone: (608) 256-6445. Web: http://
www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org

Milwaukee: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202. Phone: (414)
390-KIDS (5437). Fax: (414) 291-0906. Email: questions@bbcmkids.org Web: http://www.bbcmkids.org

Sheboygan: Above & Beyond Children’s Museum, 902 N. 8th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081. Phone: (920) 458-
4263. Fax: (920) 458-3402. Web: http://www.abkids.org/index.php

Stevens Point: Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, CenterPoint MarketPlace ~ Downtown (between Main Street
and CenterPoint Drive/Hwy10), Stevens Point, WI 54481. Phone: (715) 344-2003. Email: cwcm@sbcglobal.net
Web: http://www.cwchildrensmuseum.org

To find children’s museums in other states and countries, go to: www.childrensmuseums.org

Issue 56                                                      Child Care Information Center                    17
 Cleaning Babies’ Teeth Group Toothbrush
 When should teeth cleaning and mouth hygiene begin?
                        Holder
 Early! Even babies’ teeth can decay!

 Most children have a full set of baby teeth by age 3. How
                                                              Materials Needed:
 these first teeth are tended will impact how the permanent
                                                                      Toothbrushes
 -teeth-to-come will be maintained when they replace the
                                                                      Eyescrews
 baby teeth.
                                                                      Wood plank
                                                                      Yoghurt cups
 Infants’ teeth and gums should be wiped with a clean, damp
                                                                      Non-toxic enamel craft paint
 cloth after feeding and meals. Babies may squawk about
 this as they often do about having their hands wiped clean
                                                              1. Take one of the toothbrushes your group will be
 after a meal. Try introducing a song to sing while carefully
                                                                 using with you to the hardware store. You will be
 and respectfully wiping their mouths.
                                                                 looking for eyescrews. The size will be determined
                                                                 by how the toothbrush fits through the eye. The
 Wipe, Wipe, Wipe Your Teeth
                                                                 eyescrew should fit about halfway up the toothbrush
 (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
                                                                 handle. You will need as many screws as you have
                                                                 children in your group.
 Young children:
 Wipe, wipe, wipe your teeth.
                                                              2. The length of the wood plank will be determined by
 Clean them every day.
                                                                 the number of children in your group. If you have 6
 Wipe the roof and wipe the floor,
                                                                 children, you will need a board at least 18 inches
 Then rinse the dirt away.
                                                                 long. Distribute the eyescrews along the board
                                                                 allowing at least 3 inches between each eyescrew.
 Older children:
                                                                 Use a yoghurt cup or one of the cups the children
 Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
                                                                 will be using for rinsing after brushing to measure
 Clean them every day.
                                                                 a comfortable distance between each eyescrew.
 Rub your gums, and wipe your tongue,
                                                                 Adjust the eyescrews so the openings are up-and-
 Then rinse the dirt away.
                                                                 down.
 This Is the Way We Clean Our Teeth
                                                             3. Screw the board to the wall near the sink where
 (to the tune of This Is The Way We Wash Our Clothes)
                                                                children will brush their teeth after meals.
 This is the way we clean our teeth,
                                                             4. Have each child decorate a yoghurt cup with enamel
 Clean our teeth, clean our teeth.
                                                                paint. Paint the name of each child on the bottom of
 This is the way we clean our teeth,
                                                                their cups. Alternatives: Use disposable paper cups
 After every meal.
                                                                or small plastic cups.
 This is the way we smile awhile,
                                                             5. Paint each child’s name on their toothbrush.
 Smile awhile, smile awhile.
 This is the way we smile awhile,
                                                                           6. Thread the toothbrushes through the
 When our teeth are clean.
                                                                              eyescrews straightening them so that
                                                                              the brush points upward. Tip the cups
 Babies will respond to the cheerful musical
                                                                              over the correlating toothbrushes.
 cue associating the actions to the words.
 The ritual will be the first step in learning
                                                                           7. Hang a mirror just above the sink
 life-long dental hygiene habits. Older
                                                                              behind the faucets so children can
 children will respond to the humor and
                                                                              see themselves while they brush.
 indirect instruction in the song, showing
 you their clean teeth by smiling broadly.
                                                                           Make toothbrushing part of the after-
                                                                           mealtime ritual along with pottying and
 Tip: A thick-handle toothbrush may be
                                                                           handwashing before rest-time and
 easier for a small child to hold & use.
                                                                           outdoor play.
 References:
 American Dental Association, www.ada.com
 Body Bulletin, February 1999.                                                         - Ideas by Lita Haddal, CCIC
 Texas Child Care, Spring 2001.

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month                                             Pediatric Dental Facts




                                                                                                                                                                      elsewhere
Each and Every Year in February                                                      http://youtube.com/watch?v=l8WcjniIhkE&feature=related
American Dental Association                                                          Online video opens with the alert that the video host is an
http://www.ada.org/prof/events/featured/ncdhm.asp                                    educated black woman. Nikko, a young dental hygienist,
Wisconsin Oral Health Program                                                        chats engagingly about a range of dental issues, including
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/Oral_health/                                        braces, baby teeth, ridges on teeth, bad breath and more.
HealthySmiles.htm
Health links                                                                         National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource
http://www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/Oral_Health/Links.                              Center
htm                                                                                  http://www.mchoralhealth.org/materials/action.lasso?-
Games, cartoons, and more                                                            database=Biblio&-layout=Web&-response=results.
http://www.mouthpower.org                                                            lasso&-MaxRecords=all&-DoScript=lang_OHRC_VI&-
Dental products and play props                                                       search
www.practicon.com, 1-800-959-9505                                                    The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource
www.plaksmacker.com,1-800-55-TOOTH                                                   Center collects materials for health professionals and
                                                                                     consumers.
Simple Steps to Better Dental Health: Parents’ Guide
h t t p : / / w w w. s i m p l e s t e p s d e n t a l . c o m / S S / i h t S S /   Non-English Materials On Children’s Oral Health
r.WSIHWOOO/st.31840/t.31840/pr.3/html                                                http://www.mchoralhealth.org/materials/nonenglish.html
A consumer information website, reviewed by the                                      Dental health materials in languages other than English,




                                                                                                                                                                      resources
Columbia School of Dental Medicine, with information                                 including the following languages: Armenian, Bosnian,
about oral health for infants, children, and adolescents.                            Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian,
Free streaming video entitled: Brushing Children’s Teeth.                            Persian,(Iranian, Farsi), Pilipino (Tagalog, Filipino),
                                                                                     Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai (Siamese), Vietnamese.
Bright Smile, Bright Futures
www.colgatebsbf.com                                                                  Free Potty Charts
Free curriculum materials for PreK-3rd grade to promote                              http://www.ablebaby.com/ptychrt.html
oral health and literacy: teacher’s guides, activities, take-                        Free printable colorful potty sticker charts for motivating
home pages, mini posters of brushing how-to’s, and family                            toddlers to use the potty. Use them with your own
materials. Download a Free DVD and a CD of music .                                   stickers, or order free or inexpensive kids stickers
At same site:                                                                        at:     http://www.freestuffchannel.com/sticker.html     or
Healthy Bedtime Habits for a Lifetime                                                http://www.stickergiant.com/Merchant2/merchant.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)/Colgate-Palmolive’s                                     my?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=sg&Category_Code=c&
“Healthy Bedtime Habits” campaign resources encourage                                AID=5656331&PID=1530579
healthy reading, brushing, and handwashing habits. Kids
and families can read an online interactive storybook, enter                         Interactive Website About The Mouth &Teeth
a library sweepstakes, and use an online tool for tracking                           http://kidshealth.org/misc.movie/bodybasics/
children’s progress in building good health habits.                                  mouthandteeth.htm
                                                                                     Roll the mouse over the opening illustration to activate
Special Smiles. Dental Help For The Disabled                                         pop-up information and additional illustrations, i.e., make
http://www.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Publi                                the tongue stick out of the mouth.
c+Website/English/Initiatives/Healthy_Ahtlietes/Special_
Smiles/default.htm                                                                   A Parents’ Guide To Tooth Eruption
Special Olympics Special Smiles® helps Special Olympics                              h t t p : / / w w w. s i m p l e s t e p s d e n t a l . c o m / S S / i h t S S /
athletes and people with intellectual disabilities access                            r.WSIHW000/st.31840/t.31880/pr.3.html
dental care. Dental screenings are used to increase                                  An online interactive illustration and guide to how children’s
awareness of athletes’ oral health for the athletes                                  teeth look above and below the gumline at 8 different ages
themselves, as well as their parents and/or caregivers.                              during development. By clicking on the specific ages, the
A screening includes: hygiene education to help ensure                               illustration switches and appropriate tips are listed for
they are doing an adequate job of brushing and flossing,	                            dental hygiene at that age.
"Goody bag" with toothbrush, toothpaste and floss,
nutritional education on how diet affects total health, a                            Two Pet Health Websites
list of dentists/clinics in their area who will treat patients                       www.merckvetmanual.com
with special needs (should they have difficulty finding a                            www.peteducation.com
dentist), free mouth guards (at most locations) for athletes                         A good way to reinforce children’s interest and knowledge
competing in contact or high-risk sports.                                            of dental hygiene is to engage them in the dental care of
                                                                                     a pet. Type in “dental” in the search window at the above
Toothfairy Island                                                                    websites for photos and information regarding animal
www.toothfairyisland.com                                                             mouth and teeth care.
Interactive website for kids in English and Spanish.
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