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Kool Smiles Dental Health Connection

To celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, Kool Smiles is offering free downloads of dental health lesson plans for grades kindergarten through fifth, as well as an eight page activity booklet!



Take some time during February to review your dental health routine and remember: "don't rush the brush!” Don't forget to visit our blog for weekly updates on new articles, activity sheets, videos, and fun facts!

Download Kool Smiles Dental Health Lesson Plans for grades K-5

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K-1st Grade Lesson Plan

Help students develop basic knowledge of routine dental checkups and oral hygiene

In this lesson plan, students will be asked: “What is a dentist?” and “How do we keep our teeth healthy?”, becoming familiar with routine checkups and understanding basic dental hygiene practices to maintain a healthy mouth. Students can share dental visit stories, and teachers can take this opportunity to share one of your own positive dental visits. Other topics to discuss are: what to expect at the dentist, healthy vs. unhealthy foods, and good oral hygiene habits. This lesson plan includes songs and activities with printable coloring sheets for students.

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2nd-3rd Grade Lesson Plan

The student will be able to explain the importance of routine dental check-ups.

The student will be able to explain the importance of routine dental check-ups. The student will be able to demonstrate proper dental hygiene techniques, including brushing and flossing. Vocabulary includes: dental office, check-ups, tooth decay (cavities), toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, calcify, plaque, and tartar.

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4th-5th Grade Lesson Plan

The student will be able to explain why sodas, chewing gum, and candy are bad for our teeth.

Concepts include: Recognizing sugar is an energy source for bacteria, which leads to acid forming in mouth, causing tooth decay. Vocabulary includes: tooth decay (cavities), corrode, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, calcify, plaque, tarter, cause and effect.

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K-5th Grade Lesson Plan

The student will be able to explain and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Concepts include: Understanding basic dental hygiene practices to maintain a healthy mouth. Recognizing the importance of continuing a current healthy oral hygiene practice or beginning a healthy habit that will set the tone for adulthood.

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