Dental care fun: watch videos & interactive dental health care games online.
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.
You could also choose to enter the Dental Time Warp and discover which tools a 19 th-century family dentist had at his disposal and all the vastly improved dental care tools your modern-day family dentist has. Then, discover how the shift has changed from removing unhealthy teeth to preventive dental health care.
Use the National Museum of Dentistry web site to reinforce your message about how a proper diet helps your family’s overall dental health care.
In one section of the interactive laboratory, Mouthie provides information about a well balanced diet and portion control - and also the importance of exercise.
The American Dental Association has a terrific dental care resource for your family: an interactive story targeted for preschoolers through second graders.
Head to the relevant section of the ADA dental care web site and then click on the image provided. You and your children can then follow along with the story, “Visit the Dentist with Marty.” Note that you may need to download the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player before enjoying the illustrated story.
Enjoy videos together that promote quality dental health care and habits, featuring Dudley the Dinosaur and his friends!
These dental health care videos are provided by the ADA and include fun, catchy jingles that may cause your children to sing along. Topics include:
- Brush and Floss
- Brotherly Advice: Mouthguards
- Dental Quiz
- Dudley and Gramps Brush and Floss
- Dudley Tells the Story
- Dudley’s Dental Island
- Smile Scrapbook
- Healthy Snacks with Dudley
- Losing Your Baby Teeth with Dudley and Charlie
Here’s a bonus resource to share with your children before a visit to your family dentist.
The Apples4TheTeacher site provides the following sections:
- About Dental Health Month
- How to Brush Teeth
- Coloring Pages
- Poems and Rhymes for Kids
- Word Search
- Kids Books: Thematic Reading List
Enjoy! Happy smiles to you.