Make learning about dental care fun for your children so that trips to your family dentist will go much more smoothly. Here’s how.
Recently, we shared a number of dental health care resources for your family, including coloring projects, games and other activities. Today, you’ll discover another terrific web site for your family that features interactive family fun: the National Museum of Dentistry . Go to the site, click on the “Let’s Go” button (available in English or Spanish) and then you can let the fun begin!
A cute character named Mouthie - who looks like teeth and gums - guides you through dental care info through a series of games and challenges.
At the start of the game, you will be assigned a game code. If you decide to stop playing the game for a while, you can pick up where you left off by entering the game code. Mouthie then guides you and your children through his laboratory, where children who learn something important about dental care receive a tooth. Win all the teeth in the lab and be awarded a certificate of achievement.
Learn about the negative effects tobacco has on a person’s overall dental health care, and then you get to create a fun anti-smoking poster.
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Dental care resources: find the information you need to make educated dental health care decisions - for yourself and for your family.
Use this information to find out more about what helps keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy - and to discover ways to share the news about dental services with people of all ages in your family. Here goes!
The quality of dental care products that you choose can make a big difference in the oral health of your entire family
. To help you with your shopping list, here’s a list of more than 400 dental health care products with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. These products include “toothpaste , dental floss , manual and electric toothbrushes , mouth rinse and chewing gum.”
Find fun ways to share dental care tips with your children.
One of the easiest ways is to print out dental pictures that your children can color. Use this coloring time as a way to talk about dental health without being pushy or too obvious about your goal. This will also be a great time to chat about an upcoming family dentist visit and what dental services your child should expect. Coloring pages can be found in many places online, including:
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