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Oral Health for Maryland's Kids

A Head Start Teacher's Guide for Creating Healthy Smiles

Oral Health for Maryland's Kids:
A Head Start Teacher's Guide for Creating Healthy Smiles

Lowe E; National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center; Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health; Head Start Oral Health Workgroup. 2012. Oral Health for Maryland's Kids: A Head Start Teacher's Guide for Creating Healthy Smiles. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Front matter
Introduction, references, resources used to develop the curriculum, acknowledgments

Lesson 1: Healthy Teeth are Important
Main Lesson Plan Materials: Picture Cards, Teeth Talk: A Newsletter for Parents of Children Enrolled in Maryland’s Head Start Programs
Small Group Supplemental/Enrichment Materials: Lips template, Mouth Rhymes, My Teeth Have Many Jobs

Lesson 2: Teeth Can Get Sick
Main Lesson Plan Materials: Picture Cards, Teeth Talk: A Newsletter for Parents of Children Enrolled in Maryland’s Head Start Programs
Small Group Supplemental/Enrichment Materials: How a Cavity is Made, Picture Cards

Lesson 3: I Can Do a Lot to Keep My Teeth Healthy: Brush My Teeth
Main Lesson Plan Materials: Picture Cards, Placemat, Teeth Talk: A Newsletter for Parents of Children Enrolled in Maryland’s Head Start Programs
Small Group Supplemental/Enrichment Materials: Toothbrush template

Lesson 4: I Can Do a Lot to Keep My Teeth Healthy: Use Toothpaste with Fluoride
Main Lesson Plan Materials: Flora Fluoride to the Rescue, Picture Cards, Teeth Talk: A Newsletter for Parents of Children Enrolled in Maryland’s Head Start Programs
Small Group Supplemental/Enrichment Materials: Super Tooth Puppet template

Lesson 5: I Can Do a Lot to Keep My Teeth Healthy: Eat Smart
Main Lesson Plan Materials: Moma Kanga and Baby Joey Eat Smart, Teeth Talk: A Newsletter for Parents of Children Enrolled in Maryland’s Head Start Programs
Small Group Supplemental/Enrichment Materials: Faces template, Happy and Sad Teeth template, My Healthy Teeth Food Book template, My Plate template, Picture Cards

Lesson 6: Many People Can Help Me Take Good Care of My Teeth
Main Lesson Plan Materials: My Dental Pals, Teeth Talk: A Newsletter for Parents of Children Enrolled in Maryland’s Head Start Programs
Small Group Supplemental/Enrichment Materials: Dental Appointment Book, Dental Chart, Clocks, Picture Cards

Lesson 7: I Can Do a Lot to Keep My Teeth Safe
Main Lesson Plan Materials: Picture Cards, Teeth Talk: A Newsletter for Parents of Children Enrolled in Maryland’s Head Start Programs
Small Group Supplemental/Enrichment Materials: Picture Cards

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©2012 National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University