Oral Health Education Toolkits

It is important to establish good oral health habits early. Poor oral health can impact a child’s ability to socialize, receive proper nutrition, sleep, and learn. Ultimately, oral health has an impact on overall health and overall, poor oral health can contribute to many health problems, including chronic disease.

The Children’s Oral Health program has available two Oral Health Education Toolkits. Based on Ontario Curriculum, the JK/SK toolkit aims to empower educators to teach routine oral hygiene habits (brushing and flossing), nutrition, tooth safety and importance of healthy teeth. The second toolkit contains materials specifically for educators and caregivers of children aged 0 to 3 years, focusing on similar themes. Both kits contain interactive materials including games, puppets, short videos, topic specific handouts, and an educator’s guide explaining information on the various oral health messaging.

See below for more information and how to sign out each toolkit:


 

 

JK/SK Oral Health Toolkit

JK SK Oral Health Toolkit
The JK/SK Toolkit "How to be a Star Cavity Fighter" Oral Health Toolkit comes with everything shown here

An interactive resource developed by the TBDHU is available to JK/SK educators to use in lessons about oral health. The JK/SK Oral Health Education Toolkit promotes the importance of healthy teeth, how to brush and floss using good techniques, tooth-friendly snacks and nutrition, and tooth safety.

The toolkit consists of a user manual, flip chart, puppet, tooth-friendly snacks game, and tooth models. Each tool is interactive for children and is accompanied by clear instructions for the educator, making it easy to use in lessons.

To sign out the toolkit, educators can call the TBDHU library at (807) 625-5901 or email dlLibrary@tbdhu.com and provide their name, school name, phone number, email, and the desired dates of use.

 

 


Start Early - Oral Care for Children 0-3 Toolkit

Early Years Toolkit
The Start Early, "Healthy Smiles for Life" Oral Health Toolkit comes with everything shown here.

The Early Years toolkit is a great, informative resource for Early Childhood Educators to use and assist with guiding parents and guardians in the development stages of a child’s oral health. The Early Years Toolkit was created for children ages 0-3 years of age. The Early Years Toolkit promotes the importance of baby teeth, proper home care and brushing methods, healthy snacking and nutrition and teething.

The toolkit consists of a user manual, flip chart, puppet, interactive question and answer activity, and tooth models. Each tool is interactive for children and is accompanied by clear instructions for the educator, making it easy to use in lessons.

To sign out the toolkit, educators can call the TBDHU library at (807) 625-5901 or email dlLibrary@tbdhu.com and provide their name, school name, phone number, email, and the desired dates of use.

 

For Further Information

Call the Oral Health Program: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 19/11/2019