Designed for teachers and parents alike, the comprehensive dental health lesson plans include age-appropriate discussion questions and activities that encourage good dental hygiene. They introduce students to the roles of food and candy in dental health and address common oral health issues. Additionally, the lesson plans include a variety of printable activities and experiments to further engage children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics ranks tooth decay as the most common chronic childhood disease in America. When left untreated, it not only results in oral pain and infection, but it can also cause issues with eating, speaking, and cognitive function. Kool Smiles’ free lesson plan and toothbrush campaign provides an opportunity for students to learn about the importance of dental hygiene at a young age, thus potentially curbing future dental health issues. Kool Smiles reached over 34,000 K-5 students across the United States in 2014, providing lesson plans for 1,234 educators and toothbrushes for 28,000 students.