Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum

Smile Smarts! is dental health curriculum for preschool through grade eight students offering flexible, modular lesson plans, support materials, hands-on classroom demonstrations, student activity sheets, and suggestions for future dental health activities.

Shining Smiles! Grades Preschool–1 (Ages 4–7)

A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles! Grades 2 & 3 (Ages 7–9)

Teeth to Treasure! Grades 4–6 (Ages 9–12) 

Watch Your Mouth! Grades 7 & 8 (Ages 12–14) 

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Shining Smiles!

Shining Smiles! helps children ages 4 through 7 develop good dental health habits that can last a lifetime!  

This program from the American Dental Association: 

  • Helps children ages 4 through 7 understand the importance of their teeth.
  • Provides basic information, appropriate to their age and experience, about keeping teeth clean and healthy.
  • Introduces the dentist as a friendly doctor who helps them take care of their teeth.

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A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles!    

An engaging classroom lesson in good dental health habits for 2nd and 3rd grade students.

A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles! will help your students develop good dental hygiene habits that can last a lifetime! This program from the American Dental Association: 

  • Encourages students to think about and discuss the importance of their teeth.
  • Provides information on good dental health appropriate to their age and experience.
  • Reinforces dentists' instructions on properly caring for teeth.
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Teeth to Treasure!

A lively classroom lesson for 4th through 6th grade students showing how taking good care of our teeth is something each of us can do.

Teeth to Treasure! reinforces good dental hygiene habits and focuses on special activities and conditions that require extra "tooth attention." This program from the American Dental Association: 

  • Helps instill in students a sense of competence and responsibility for keeping their teeth clean and healthy.
  • Provides information on good dental health and tooth protection appropriate to their age and lifestyle.
  • Reinforces dentists' instructions on properly caring for teeth.

Start Teaching: Teeth to Treasure! 

Watch Your Mouth! 

A dynamic and thought-provoking classroom lesson for 7th and 8th grade students. Watch Your Mouth! shows how informed teens can make smart choices to protect their teeth and health. 

Watch Your Mouth! also reinforces good dental hygiene habits and focuses on special activities and conditions that require extra "tooth attention." This program from the American Dental Association:

  • Helps instill in students a sense of competence and responsibility for caring for their teeth and mouth.
  • Provides accurate and timely information on behaviors that can cause dental health problems, such as mouth piercing and tobacco use.
  • Reinforces dentists' instructions on properly caring for teeth.

 Start Teaching: Watch Your Mouth!