Kool Smiles has free oral health lesson plans for teachers across the country to teach in their classrooms. Our fun lesson plans give teachers the tools to teach their students the importance of things like proper daily toothbrushing, flossing, and dental health tips. Each lesson plan includes fun activities and crafts that kids will love.
We have nothing but the greatest appreciation for teachers. Teachers help kids develop life skills for healthy minds and bodies. These life skills include dental care, which is why we provide downloadable oral health lesson plans for teachers to print out and teach in the classroom.
Our lesson plans engage children while teaching them. We believe that through fun activities like crafts and demonstrations, we can teach kids proper dental health. For example, the 2nd- and 3rd-grade lesson plan focuses on the importance of regular trips to the dentist.
Teachers can lead these lessons by asking kids about their own trips to the dentist and discussing why regular visits (twice a year) are important.
Additionally, kids will learn definitions for words such as plaque, tartar, cavities, and floss, and enjoy an interactive exercise using paint to see how plaque hardens on a tooth.
The American Dental Association (ADA) promotes good oral hygiene by celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month in February. The ADA website has all kinds of giveaways that work great in the classroom, including calendars, certificates, posters and activity sheets in English and Spanish.
At Kool Smiles, our mission is to help all children get access to good oral health care. We make dental care affordable for all kids and accept most major insurance plans, like Medicaid and TRICARE.
Our offices have fun oversized waiting rooms filled with toys and games, and most of our locations even have full-sized playgrounds for younger children.
To learn more about dental care or to make an appointment for your child, call us at (855) 854-3621 or search online to find a Kool Smiles location near you.
Healthy Mouth: http://www.mouthhealthykids.org/en/watch-videos/sesame-street
American Dental Association: http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month/#sheets
Behind teeth braces, also known as lingual braces, are braces that fit behind the teeth rather than in front. The perk of lingual braces is that they are not easily seen. However,…Read Full Article
If you are wondering what is causing your child's bleeding gums, take him or her to the dentist immediately for a dental exam. The most common cause of bleeding gums is…Read Full Article
If your child has swollen gums, you want to find out the cause as quickly as possible. Swollen gums can be a sign of a serious dental problem like gum…Read Full Article
Children deserve a special dental office—one that can provide high quality service in a fun and relaxed environment. Kool Smiles is a nationwide network of dental offices that treats children. All…Read Full Article
Tooth enamel protects your teeth from chewing, biting, crunching, and grinding. Although enamel is a hard protector of teeth, it can chip and crack. While enamel damage can be prevented,…Read Full Article
If you notice that your child has bleeding gums when they brush or floss, this could be a sign that they have gum disease (gingivitis). Gingivitis causes irritation, redness and swelling of your gums. However,…Read Full Article
If you are searching for a nearby dentist for your child, there is likely a Kool Smiles in your neighborhood. Simply put in your city and state or zip code,…Read Full Article
If you are looking for a dentist for your child, Kool Smiles is a great choice. At Kool Smiles, we understand that what children need from a dentist is different…Read Full Article
When your child needs a tooth pulled, you want to find the most affordable place to get it done without losing the quality of the service. Kool Smiles is a great option…Read Full Article
If you've just found out that your child needs braces, you probably have questions regarding the cost. The average price of metal braces is anywhere between $3,000–$7,000. However, at Kool Smiles,…Read Full Article
So how much do braces for your child's teeth cost? Every parent knows that dental braces don't come cheap. There are different types of braces — the traditional metal braces most…Read Full Article