Smile Smarts! Curriculum

Helping children develop good oral health habits to last a lifetime.

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The American Dental Association (ADA) created Smile Smarts!, an oral health curriculum for preschool through grade eight students. It offers flexible, modular lesson plans, support materials, hands-on classroom demonstrations, student activity sheets and suggestions for further oral health activities.

Smile Smarts! Curriculum

Ages 4 - 7
Shining Smiles! helps children understand the importance of their teeth, how to keep teeth clean and healthy and introduces the dentist as a friendly doctor who helps them take care of their smile.

Second - Third Grade
A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles! is an engaging classroom lesson that encourages students to think about the importance of their teeth and reinforces dentists' instructions on properly caring for teeth.

Fourth - Sixth Grade
Teeth to Treasure! is a lively classroom lesson reinforcing good oral hygiene habits and instilling in students a sense of responsibility for keeping their teeth healthy and protected.

Seventh - Eighth Grade
Watch Your Mouth! is a dynamic and thought-provoking classroom lesson that shows how informed teens can make smart choices to protect their teeth, including information on mouth piercings and tobacco use.

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