Oral health affects kids' ability to learn. Here teachers will find resources to help teach kids about oral health.

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Oral health curriculum resources

What We Can Do for You


Health educators from the School and Community Oral Health program can come to your school to teach kids about a variety of oral health topics. We have presentations for pre-school kids through 6th grade. Some of the things we cover include:

  • Toothbrushing and flossing
  • Cavity prevention
  • Gum disease
  • Going to the dentist
  • Food choices and healthy teeth

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Presentation Topics

Pre-K and Kindergarten: Tooth Grab Bag

Kids reach into a tooth-shaped bag to pull out dental related items (toothbrush, mask, floss, etc.) This is a great way to get kids talking and learning about basic oral wellness. 25 minutes

First and Second Grades: Tooth Bingo

After a brief discussion on oral wellness, kids play bingo to see how much they remember. Great fun! 30 minutes

Third Grade: Plaque Control

A discussion about the causes and prevention of tooth decay and gum disease, followed by a hands-on tooth brushing activity with the students. 45 minutes

Fourth Grade: Dental Jeopardy

As much fun as inviting the late Alex Trebek into your classroom. This game teaches students the 8 essential oral wellness behaviors, while promoting team-building skills. 50 minutes

Fifth and Sixth Grades: Stop the Pop!

A brief discussion of oral wellness followed by a lesson on sweetened drinks like soda and Gatorade. Students learn how to read food labels to determine how much sugar is in a product. Then they work in pairs to identify one drink item and report back to the class on what they discovered.
1 hour


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School and Community Oral Health Program, 503-988-3905

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