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MouthHealthyKids.org has activities and games to help students learn the importance of good oral health care. Students can play games, watch videos and take fun educational quizzes. Resources are also available for educators to help with classroom teaching about oral health, such as discussion ideas and presentations.

Dental First-aid Chart outlines the procedures for giving dental first aid following a head or mouth injury. This chart is important to display in classrooms, near the playground and in the school nurse's office.

Dental Disease Prevention Programs in Ohio Schools

School-based Dental Sealant Program

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to permanent molar teeth to prevent the most common type of tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of permanent (adult) molars.The Ohio Department of Health awards grants to fund school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). In 2017, SBSPs are serving schools in 47 of Ohio's 88 counties. For more information about sealants and SBSPs, including a map of counties that currently have programs, please visit Dental Sealants.

School-based Fluoride Mouthrinse Program

The School-based Fluoride Mouthrinse Program helps prevent tooth decay and is targeted to elementary schools in communities that don't have enough fluoride in their drinking water. Once a week, and with parental consent, students swish a 0.2 percent solution of sodium fluoride in their mouths for one minute. Please visit Fluoride Mouthrinse Program for more information.

 

Last Reviewed: 10/18/17