Video: Dental Health Week

  1. Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Oral Health Week Costa Mesa CA
  2. What is oral systemic health?
  3. Proactive is pro-health
  4. Dental Health Theme For Preschool
  5. Let the Dental Health Theme Planning Begin!
  6. Dental Health Theme Art
  7. Dental Health Theme Block Center Ideas
  8. Dental Health Theme Circle Time Ideas
  9. Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Dental Health Theme!
  10. Dental Health Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area
  11. Themed Ideas for your Easel–More Than Just Painting  (Although that is always THE favorite in our classroom!)
  12. Dental Health Theme Large Group Games to Help Your Preschoolers Build Their Muscles While They Have Fun Together!
  13. Dental Health Theme Ideas for Your Library and Literacy Activities for your Preschool Classroom
  14. Dental Health Theme Math Activities to Help Your Preschoolers Develop Their Math Skills and the Small Muscles in Their Hands!
  15. Dental Health Theme Music and Movement Activities and Ideas to Get Your Preschoolers Movin' and Groovin'!
  16. Dental Health Activities for the Sand and Water Table!
  17. Dental Health Theme Science Activities–for Your Preschool Scientists in Training!
  18. Writing Activity Ideas for Your Preschool Classroom's Dental Health Theme!
  19. Dental Health Miscellaneous Activities
  20. Oral Systemic Health Week (October 20-26, 2019)
  21. New Dental Health Program for Kids Launches this week in Tacoma
  22. Meet the Tooth Fairy
  23. Dental Health Videos
  24. Crest Dental Defenders  (7:23)
  25. Meet the Dental Defenders by Colgate (16:45)
  26. How to Have a Bright Smile by Colgate (5:19)
  27. How to Brush Your Teeth Properly by My Kid’s Dentist (3:29)
  28. The Adventures of CaptnDave: Kids Healthy Teeth Dentist Adventure by CaptnDaveAdventures (7:41)
  29. Billy Blue Hair- Why do I Have to Brush my Teeth? By Billy Blue Hair (7:43)
  30. The Carter Family Episode 10: Going to the Dentist (3:46)
  31. Peppa Pig: The Dentist by Playground Cartoons (4:29)
  32. Sid the Science Kid: A Brush with Teeth by Alejandra Wright (22:01)
  33. Child’s First Trip to the Dentist by LivioniaDentalGroup (8:20)

Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Oral Health Week Costa Mesa CA

Video: Dental Health Week

We are approaching the most sugar-intensive holiday of the year. Perhaps that is why the week of October 20 through October 26 is dedicated to Oral Systemic Health awareness.

While many people feel twinges of guilt contemplating the effects that Halloween candy binges might do to their teeth, they often overlook the impact that oral health has on their entire bodies and wellbeing.

Your Costa Mesa, CA dental team here at Smiles4OC would to take this opportunity to discuss the importance of oral systemic health and offer some tips for avoiding problems.

What is oral systemic health?

If the concept is new to you, this is probably your first question. Systemic means something relating to the entire system, which in this case is the body.

Oral systemic health is the relationship between the health of your mouth, and your overall health.

You already know that a toothache can diminish your quality of life, and that some dental problems impact your ability to chew food properly, speak clearly, and smile confidently. However, that is just the beginning.

Oral disease – or health – affects your body in more ways than you might imagine. In fact, even the scientific community does not yet fully understand the breadth and scope of the oral systemic connection, as ongoing research regularly uncovers new evidence and information.

This connection goes two ways. Oral disease may negatively impact your overall health – and systemic disease can negatively impact your oral health. The proven links between oral health and whole health include:

  • Diabetes – It has long been known that diabetics have a high risk or periodontal disease and other infections, especially if the condition is not well controlled. In recent years, research has indicated that people with severe periodontal disease may be more ly to become diabetic, and that improving oral health may make it easier to control the diabetes.
  • Heart disease – Multiple studies have found a link between oral and coronary diseases. The nature of this association and reason for it are not fully understood. However, researchers theorize that the combination of oral bacteria entering the blood stream and the systemic effects of chronic inflammation contribute to blockages or diseases of the coronary arteries.
  • Complications with birth and pregnancy – Research has found pregnant women with severe oral disease to have a higher rate of complications.
  • Alzheimer’s disease – Individuals with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments may have difficulty remembering and performing necessary steps of oral hygiene, increasing the risk of dental problems. Some recent research also indicates a potential connection between oral bacteria and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Arthritis – Extensive research has linked chronic oral infection with joint problems. Additionally, a pair of independent studies presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology in 2012 found correlations between a higher number of missing teeth and an increase in arthritic symptoms or decrease in effectiveness of arthritis treatment. Again, the connection goes both ways. Joint disease and other mobility problems can make effective brushing and flossing challenging or impossible.
  • Pneumonia – Oral bacteria easily travel through the airway to the lungs. This may increase the risk of Pneumonia or other respiratory diseases.
  • Many more – This is not a complete list. There are many other health conditions that have potential or confirmed connection to oral disease.

Proactive is pro-health

What can you do?

  • Basic oral hygiene – It only takes a about two minutes to thoroughly brush your teeth, and a few more moments to floss. Make time and take the initiative to do it right. If you aren’t sure of the best technique, ask us. If you have mobility problems or other health conditions that make brushing and flossing difficult, ask us for advice about alternate techniques or specially designed implements to make it easier.
  • Good nutrition and healthy habits – Living tissues, including those in the mouth, need nutrients to survive and thrive. A well-balanced nutritious diet – especially one high in immune-boosting antioxidants – is good for oral and whole health.
  • Take control of your health – Don’t postpone seeing a dentist for treatment of periodontitis or other oral disease. Similarly, if you have other health conditions, talk to your primary care provider or an appropriate specialist.
  • Customize your oral health practices – There are general guidelines for oral care, such as how long and how often to brush.  However, there is no “one size fits all” solution. Some people need more frequent hygiene appointments, some need assistance cleaning their teeth, some have unique dietary needs… The list is virtually endless. That is why it is important for you to discuss your medical history, any known systemic conditions, and any unique oral care challenges you face. We will work with you to develop a customized plan for any needed dental treatments, and help you develop home care habits that work.

If you have any questions, or if you would to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (714) 557-0700.

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Dental Health Theme For Preschool

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This Dental Health Theme page is filled with preschool activities and ideas for all areas of your classroom.

Dental Care is but one of the personal and social development learning areas for preschoolers.

Preschoolers are learning about themselves as individuals, as family members and as part of their classroom group.

This theme helps them to develop positive habits and skills that will last a lifetime

Let the Dental Health Theme Planning Begin!

You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool lesson plans for this theme.

Or click the picture links below to go to specific preschool activity types you are looking for.

Dental Health Theme Art

Tooth Brushes

Materials Needed: precut toothbrush handles on white construction paper; pieces of yarn; crayons; glue

Children decorate the handle. They then glue the yarn on as bristles.

Tooth Printing

Materials Needed: Tooth shaped stamps*, white paint; various colors of construction paper

If you don't have tooth shaped stamps, make them by cutting out tooth shapes from foam. Glue that to a wooden block!

Children dip stamps into paint and make a dental health picture.

VARIATION: Also make stamps for toothpaste tubes, tooth brushes, floss, etc.

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Dental Health Theme Block Center Ideas

Going To the Dentist

Provide cars, a car/ road mat or carpet and little people for the children to act out driving to the dentist office, building a dentist office,etc.

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Dental Health Theme Circle Time Ideas

Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your Dental Health Theme!

Dentist Visit:

Invite a Dentist or Dental Hygienist to visit the classroom and discuss Dental Health.  Have questions prepared in advance from the children including all the questions they have about teeth!

Healthy or Not Healthy for Teeth?

Turn 2 small boxes intofaces (tape on a drawn face). Cut out the mouths of each. Make one smiling andone sad. The children place the foods into the happy face if the food is goodfor you and the frowning face if it is not.

How I Brush My Teeth Fingerplay

Make up your own hand motions to go with the lines!

Up and down and all around.

That's the way I brush my teeth.

I brush my gums and shining fronts

Then I reach up underneath

I rinse my brush and place it

In my space to dry

And put the cap on the toothpaste tube

At least I try!

Then I look into the mirror and I grin

To show myself how good a brusher I've been.

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Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Dental Health Theme!

Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific theme questions while making these fun snacks!

Grape Yogurt Snack

Ingredients and Items Needed: fruit flavored yogurt (2 or 3 different flavors); seedless grapes; small paper cups; tablespoons; plastic knives.

Discuss with children that milk products are good for our teeth because it has something called calcium in it and that gives us strong teeth and strong bones!

The children cut up 4 grapes.

They scoop a tablespoon or 2 of each type of yogurt into their cup.

They put the grapes on top!


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Dental Health Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area

Dental Health Office


Table, play telephone, clipboard, pens, pencils, dolls, stuffed animals, dental books

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Themed Ideas for your Easel–More Than Just Painting 
(Although that is always THE favorite in our classroom!)

Tooth Themed Painting

Encourage the children to paint pictures of teeth, going to the dentist, their family smiling, etc.

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Dental Health Theme Large Group Games to Help Your Preschoolers Build Their Muscles While They Have Fun Together!

Drop the Brush Into the “Mouth”

One teacher had large mouth plastic containers ( juice containers) and had the children try to drop the toothbrushes into the container by holding the toothbrush about an inch or so over the opening!

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Dental Health Theme Ideas for Your Library and Literacy Activities for your Preschool Classroom

Book Suggestions for the Library

Arthur's Loose Tooth (I Can Read Book 2) by Lillian Hoban

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain

The Crocodile & the Dentist by Taro Gomi

Going to the Dentist (Usborne First Experiences) by Anne Cirvardi

I Lost My Tooth! (Hello Reader!, Level 1) by Hans Wilhelm

Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books) by Mercer Meyer

Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate

My Dentist by Harlow Rockwell

My Tooth Is About to Fall Out (Scholastic Reader Level 1) by Grace Maccarone and Betsy Lewin

The Prince's Tooth is Loose! (I'm Going to Read Series, Level 1) by Harriet Ziefert

Timothy tiger's terrible toothache (A Little Golden book) by Jan Wahl

Flannel Pieces

In this example to the right (I apologize for the fuzziness of the picture!), the children can match the toothbrush with the corresponding color tooth face!

In the library, provide a flannel board. Have dental health flannel pieces available for them to use while reading books, singing songs you have taught them during this theme or just to use while talking about their own experiences! Have flannel pieces such as toothbrushes, teeth, toothpaste, toothpaste cap, floss, healthy foods, dentist, dentist chair, etc.

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Dental Health Theme Math Activities to Help Your Preschoolers Develop Their Math Skills and the Small Muscles in Their Hands!

Lace A Tooth

Materials Needed: Tooth shapes cut colored poster board; colored laces, hole punch

If you don't have tooth shape lacing cards, make them! Cut out a tooth shape from colored poster board. Hole punch around the edges. Provide laces with a knot in one end.

Provide other dental health items as lacing cards such as floss shapes, toothpaste, etc.

How Many Teeth?

Materials Needed: Hand mirrors, paper, crayon or marker. Let them try and count how many teeth they have!

EXTENSION: Have a paper with each child's name on it (or, encourage them to write their own names). Have number cards. Encourage them to write the number of teeth they have on top on their paper. Post on a chart of How Many Teeth in your classroom.

Count the Teeth

Materials Needed: pink playdough and small craft sticks

Have children manipulate playdough into an oval shape. Give them each 20 small craft sticks. Tell them that children have 20 teeth, called baby (or decidious) teeth. They then count out and place 20 sticks into their playdough gums!

Adults have 32 adult teeth, including wisdom teeth! Perhaps they would to count to 32!

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Dental Health Theme Music and Movement Activities and Ideas to Get Your Preschoolers Movin' and Groovin'!

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Brush Your Teeth Song sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Brush, brush, brush your teeth,

Brush the germs away!

Happy, healthy teeth you'll have,

By brushing everyday!

Floss, floss, floss your teeth,

Floss the germs away.

Happy, healthy gums you'll have,

By flossing every day!

Healthy Teeth Song sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Eat, Eat healthy foods

Eat some every day

If you do, “I Love You”

is what your teeth would say!

Brush, brush, brush your teeth.

Brush them every day!

Brush the fronts and brush the backs

And clean your teeth will stay!

Visit, Visit, Visit the dentist,

two times every year!

The dentist helps your teeth stay healthy

So you can smile from ear to ear!

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Dental Health Activities for the Sand and Water Table!

Brushing Teeth

Add toothbrushes to your water table. Add small baby dolls that are smiling to brush teeth! Or, add the foam egg cartons and pretend they are alligator teeth for them to brush (and scoop water with!).

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Dental Health Theme Science Activities–for Your Preschool Scientists in Training!

Dental Health Tooth Experiment  Thanks, Pam, for this suggestion!

Use 2 clear cups, 2 eggs, vinegar, cola, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a magnifying glass.

  • Soak an egg in a cup of cola and a second one in vinegar.
  • Overnight the eggs will turn brown and the other one will lose it's shell.
  • The cola one can show what happens if you don't brush (It will come off with a toothbrush and toothpaste).
  • The second one shows that if the acid continually builds up in your mouth, it will decalcify, just the egg.

Tooth Brushing Thank you, Pam, for this idea!

Use the bottom of liter soft drink bottle cut off and painted white. Provide old toothbrushes to practice brushing!

Acidic Teeth

Materials Needed: 1 hard boiled egg; glass jar; white vinegar

Tell the children that some foods are what we call “acidic” and can hurt the enamel of our teeth.

  • Place the egg in a jar and pour in enough vinegar to cover the egg.
  • Let sit for 24 hours. Children should observe it throughout the day. They will see small bubbles forming on the eggshell.
  • The next day, take out the egg and rinse it. 

All of the eggshell will be gone. The vinegar is an acid that decalcifies the egg shell much acids in food do on our teeth.

Here's my video demonstration:

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Writing Activity Ideas for Your Preschool Classroom's Dental Health Theme!

Tooth tracing and Dental Health Words

Materials needed: Provide tooth shapes (made on cardboard or manilla folders for durability); markers or colored pencils; scissors; dental health word cards (such as index cards with the words and pictures on them of: TOOTH, DENTIST, CAVITY, BRUSH, etc.).

The children trace and cut out their teeth. They can decorate with markers or colored pencils and write words on it as well!

Magic Teeth

Materials Needed: Tooth shapes you have cut out and laminated; low-odor dry erase markers

Provide these materials at your writing table. Encourage the children to write their names, draw, etc. They can erase their writing with a facial tissue and use over and over again!

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Dental Health Miscellaneous Activities

Dental Office Field Trip

Yup, you knew it was coming! Visit the dental office! If you can not arrange this with your group, invite a pedodontic dentist or hygienist to visit your center. Offer for them to give you brochures about their office so that you can sent them home with the children (free advertising for them!).

Brushing Chart

Encourage children to brush their teeth by printing and sending home a chart.

Colgate has a cute, free chart you can print out!  CLICK HERE to check it out!

EXTENSION: Send the chart home and ask that they bring it back completed in a week!

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Oral Systemic Health Week (October 20-26, 2019)

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Next week is Oral Systemic Health Week (October 20-26th).

  Last night I was thinking about what The Miller Center REALLY stands for in relation to Oral Systemic Health??  I felt the need to breakdown this phrase, so I literally opened up The Webster’s Dictionary, Revised Edition, 1996 (does anyone even do this anymore?), and a definition of Oral is “Of relating to the mouth.”  The word Systemic means: “Of, pertaining to, or affecting the whole body,” and a definition of Health is: “Optimal mental and physical soundness and well-being.”  Oral Systemic Health is a great and empowering phrase; isn’t that what most people desire?  Most of us are on a journey to achieve Optimal Oral Systemic Health.  So last night, I began to reflect on what this phrase means to me, how it has shaped me as an individual and so I asked myself what does The Miller Center stand for in relation to this concept of Oral Systemic Health?

Before I could figure out what The Miller Center stood for, I had to figure out what The Miller Center stands against.  I came to the conclusion that The Miller Center stands against oral systemic Unhealthiness.  This feeling and idea probably originated from when I was a very young child.

  Growing up, I was a very severe asthmatic and would spend many uncomfortable hours at the nurse’s office in school and in the allergist’s office waiting for uncomfortable allergy shots (this is why I’m very sensitive to making sure my dental patients don’t really feel my dental injections) and always needing to take asthma medication in order to breathe.

  I didn’t being sick and I always wanted to find ways to feel better, stay better and breathe better.

This concept of feeling better has been a consistent thought of mine for as long as I can remember and was probably the driving force for my desire to enter into the world of Health Care; a burning passion to make people feel better and stay well more than they were able to feel before they met me.  It’s such a passion of mine that I can lose track of time and place when I’m in “the healing zone,” whether it’s removing tooth decay, eradicating gum infection or helping people breathe better at night.

Last night, I took all of these thoughts and realized what The Miller Center really stands for:  The Miller Center stands for:  “Helping people make healthy choices about their dental and sleep breathing needs.”  Wow, this phrase makes so much sense to me!  This is what I’ve been passionate about all along; getting lost in wellness and willing to “yell from the rafters” so all can hear me!

I stand for:  “Helping people make healthy choices about their dental and sleep breathing needs!!”—It’s ALL about Oral Systemic Health!  Happy Oral Systemic Health Week!  For me, it’s been a life-long, self-fulling prophecy.


Webinar tonight!

Dr. Miller will be lecturing to over 1000 socially distancing dentists this evening. The topic is The Science of Sleep and The Importance and Management of Oral Appliance Therapy

Is Mouth Breathing Harming Your Dental Health?

Noses are for breathing & mouths are for eating. Today's blog touches on one of the problems mouth breathers face which is tooth decay. Stay tuned for upcoming blogs that discuss other issues resulting from mouth breathing such as distorted facial shape.

Happy Boss's Day

Happy Boss’s Day Blog October 16, 2019. To my surprise this morning, I was not only informed by my dedicated dental team that it was “Happy Boss’s Day,” but I was also presented with a gift: a bottle of wine! This gift means a lot to me. Thank you!


New Dental Health Program for Kids Launches this week in Tacoma

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With more than half of the state’s third graders having experienced tooth decay, a new program launching next week – during National Health Education Week – is designed to help improve dental habits at an early age.

The new year-round statewide program, presented free by Delta Dental of Washington, called The Tooth Fairy Experience, makes pediatric dental health education interactive, and even fun for kids.

This educational effort is intended to help reduce the incidence of tooth decay among children and increase the number of kids who regularly visit the dentist – among Apple Health subscribers in Pierce County that number is only 51.2 percent.

The Tooth Fairy Experience is an interactive presentation designed for kids 10 and under, which takes place in community centers, libraries, after-school programs and other public places where kids gather.

Each presentation – which is tailored to the size of the group, age range and venue – lasts approximately 30 minutes and provides valuable knowledge about how kids can take better care of their smiles.

The presentations, led by the Tooth Fairy, typically include fun smile facts, an age-appropriate dental-themed storybook reading, and hands-on educational activities such as dental bingo and flossing practice using Play-Doh and giant LEGO blocks, among others. Each child also has an opportunity to have their photo taken with the Tooth Fairy, and leaves with a new toothbrush.

The program also features a K-2 classroom component for educators, available for free download at the program website, The classroom educational materials include a 12-minute video featuring the Tooth Fairy focused on caring for your smile, educator lesson plans and student worksheets.

Over the next couple years additional videos and classroom materials will be developed to focus on the role of nutrition in good oral health, as well as the importance of physical activity – including the use of mouthguards in sports – in caring for your kids’ oral and overall health.

All materials have been dentist, teacher, school nurse and child-reviewed.

According to Delta Dental’s 2016 National Children’s Oral Health Survey, 30 percent of U.S. parents reported that their children (between the ages of six and 12) missed school in the previous year due to an oral health problem (as opposed to a regularly scheduled dental appointment).

“Community Health Care recently opened health clinics in schools across Pierce County – one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Washington” said Community Health Care Dental Director Jeff Reynolds, a Delta Dental of Washington member dentist. “Through these clinics I have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of limited access to treatment, poor oral hygiene, and a lack of adequate home care instruction.”

“Children who experience tooth decay are more ly to miss school, have lower academic success, and have an increased risk for lifelong dental problems,” said Dr. Reynolds. “Over time poor oral health can increase systemic inflammation which may limit growth and development, as well as increase the risk of adverse health outcomes including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.”

“It’s unacceptable that more than half of our state’s third graders have tooth decay,” added Dr. Reynolds. “Dental disease is the single most common chronic childhood disease, five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than seasonal allergies.

Fortunately, with early childhood education through programs The Tooth Fairy Experience, along with routine dental care, community water fluoridation, topical fluoride treatments and dental sealants the majority of severe pediatric tooth decay can be prevented and can set children on a course for a lifetime of healthy smiles.”

The Tooth Fairy Experience website also provides helpful resources for parents and caregivers, with a dental tips blog, child dental health activity sheets for home use, a quarterly newsletter Grin & Grow, Tooth Fairy letters for children, and links to Delta Dental of Washington resources such help in finding a dentist. In addition, parents can follow the Tooth Fairy on her own and Instagram channels (@ToothFairyWA) for helpful tips and to learn where the Tooth Fairy will be visiting next.

“Our visit from the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy was fun, engaging and interactive. The Tooth Fairy kept us entertained while teaching us facts about our teeth and ways to keep our smile clean and healthy,” said Nina Yu, a first-grade teacher at Hedden Elementary School in Fife, whose classroom participated in a pilot of the program earlier this year.

Meet the Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy is coming to Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for a public appearance (zoo admission is required) as part of her statewide launch at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.

The presentation will include a reading of the book “The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist,” as well as fun dental facts and educational activities, including a look at which candies are best (and worst) for young teeth just in time for Halloween.

Attendees will receive a new toothbrush and a copy of the book.


Dental Health Videos

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Dental Health month is among us and what better way to support your dental health instruction than a list of teacher approved dental health videos. Exactly….NONE! Each of these videos really drives home the importance of taking good care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day, visiting the dentist regularly, and eating healthy foods.

Crest Dental Defenders  (7:23)

Join three superheroes as they take an adventure inside someone’s mouth and help clean their teeth. They will explain the importance and how to of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash.

Meet the Dental Defenders by Colgate (16:45)

With the help of Dr. Brushwell and Dr. Rabbit, The Tooth Defenders attack Placulus to save Tooth City. This video explains how to have complete dental health.  Click here to view it on the Colgate website.

How to Have a Bright Smile by Colgate (5:19)

In this video, Dr. Rabbit really focuses on how to properly brush your teeth and the importance of using the right tools for brushing. He also what will happen if you do not brush properly using the right tools: cavities.  This video is also stored on Colgate’s website.  Click here to view it.

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly by My Kid’s Dentist (3:29)

This short video gives the nitty gritty of good oral hygiene. It uses appropriate vocabulary and visuals to really explain how our littles can take care good care of your teeth.

The Adventures of CaptnDave: Kids Healthy Teeth Dentist Adventure by CaptnDaveAdventures (7:41)

CaptnDave uses song and dance to convince Bobby Monkey it is ok to go to the dentist. He also visits a “dentist” who explains the importance of visiting a dentist 2 times a year. (The actual episode is only from 1:35-6:49…the rest is introduction and advertisements)

These are great videos to pair with our Happy Teeth Dental Health Activity Book.  This fun tooth-shaped book is loaded with activities to talk about the important facts about teeth.  Each page is interactive, so you read the simple sentence and do the fun activity brush the teeth or glue on left over food. Click here to check it out.

Billy Blue Hair- Why do I Have to Brush my Teeth? By Billy Blue Hair (7:43)

Billy Blue Hair explains the job of the dentist and the importance of going to the dentist regularly.

The Carter Family Episode 10: Going to the Dentist (3:46)

I think most children (adults, too) can relate to how Oliver feels when he doesn’t want to go to the dentist. After a little coaxing and allowing him to bring his teddy bear, he agrees to go and finds out going to the dentist isn’t bad at all.

Peppa Pig: The Dentist by Playground Cartoons (4:29)

It is time for Peppa and George to visit the dentist. George does not want to allow the dentist to look at his teeth. However, with the help of George’s dinosaur, he finally agrees to allow the dentist to check his teeth. Everyone leaves the dentist with clean teeth, even dinosaur.

Sid the Science Kid: A Brush with Teeth by Alejandra Wright (22:01)

Join Sid and his friends as they investigate why it is so important to brush and take care of your teeth. I love the vocabulary used in these videos, so appropriate for our students. If your students get a little antsy watching anything longer that 15, you can start this video at 5:23.

Child’s First Trip to the Dentist by LivioniaDentalGroup (8:20)

This video is of a young girl that is visiting the dentist for the first time. I love this video because it is “real life”, perfect for anyone that maybe has never visited the dentist before.