New oral health materials to share with parents

Millions of school hours are lost to dental-related illness every school year. To combat these numbers, the Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign has partnered again with Scholastic to offer resources for parents to reinforce their children's good teeth-brushing habits. Specifically, the campaign promotes brushing for two minutes, twice a day.

Dentists can visit or direct parents to Scholastic's Healthy Teeth webpage for a list of recommended books about brushing for children ages 3 to 7. Also available are posters and downloadable bilingual materials such as:

  • Fun, oral health-related activities such as poems and coloring pages.
  • Hands-on math and science experiments that teach oral health lessons.
  • Two-minute stories to read during morning and nighttime brushing.

Kids' Healthy Mouths is an oral health literacy campaign sponsored by the Ad Council and Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, which CDA along with 35 other dental organizations formed in 2012. The campaign's purpose is to educate parents and children about the importance of proper oral health care. Scholastic joined the campaign in 2013 to offer additional educational resources, including materials for teachers' use in classrooms.

Find materials to share with parents at scholastic.com/healthyteeth and learn more about the Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign.

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