Brush! Dental Curriculum
Brush! was designed to reduce the amount of serious dental decay in children. Dental decay is the most common childhood disease, five time more common than asthma. Children miss 51 million hours of school each year due to dental related problems.
The goal of the Brush! program:
Children and their parents establish a habit of daily dental hygiene and regular dental visits that allow children to enter Kindergarten ready to learn. Children will not suffer from the adverse effects of dental decay which may cause children to be in pain, and therefore inattentive in class, or to miss school because they are sick from repeated infections.
Using a comprehensive literacy-based approach. Brush serves children birth through age 5 and is delivered through collaborating early childhool learning centers.
- Learn more about the Brush! Curriculum
- See a sample Newsletter
- Download a free brushing chart for students and preschools to track their success
- Local centers may participate in a 30-minute, interactive kickoff session
An important component of Brush! is parent education
Parents are the drivers in whether their children brush their teeth, if they visit the dentist, and if they eat healthy foods. Brush! parent materials give easy to understand information on dental care, nutrition, the importance of family meals, and the importance of reading to their children.
“I am impressed with the importance of this program and hope to have success with parent engagement while using it!” Kathryn F., Warsaw Head Start
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Thank you to our program sponsors:
Alliance of the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society