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For Teachers & Educators

This section provides teachers with the information required to educate pupils in oral health topics relevant to their stage of development. Lessons have been developed using the Curriculum Framework as a guide. Each lesson includes an outline, background information, materials and resources required, activities and worksheets. The lessons are available for download in Portable Document File (PDF) format. You will need Adobe® Reader® to view these files. Click here to obtain Adobe Reader.
Dental Diseases & Prevention  Types of oral disease; how they are caused; how they are easily prevented.
Year Lesson Name Description File
3-7 Fluoride - What is it? Introduces some of the sources, benefits of fluoride. N/A
3-7 Gum Disease Discusses how plaque causes gum disease, how it can be prevented. N/A
K-2 Healthy Smile Tooth decay, gum disease, how to look after your teeth and gums. N/A
K-2 Oral Hygiene - Toothbrushing The process of toothbrushing, why you need to brush twice daily. N/A
3-7 Oral Hygiene - Toothbrushing & Flossing Describes toothbrushing, flossing techniques, their importance. N/A
3-7 Plaque - How Clean Are Your Teeth? What plaque is, how it causes decay, gum disease, how to remove it. N/A
K-2 Plaque - What is it? Describes what plaque is, that it forms daily, can harm teeth and gums. N/A
3-7 Preventing Oral Disease Explains the need for a healthy mouth, how to prevent dental diseases. N/A
3-7 Tooth Decay Describes how tooth decay occurs. N/A
Year Lesson Name Description File
3-7 Deciduous & Permanent Teeth Explains how our mouth changes, why we have two sets of teeth. N/A
K-2 Mouth Parts & Function The parts of the mouth, their uses, how to keep the mouth healthy. N/A
3-7 Parts of a Tooth Describes the various parts, functions of a tooth. N/A
3-7 Types of Teeth & their Functions Discusses the different types of teeth, their structure, different functions. N/A
K-2 Why Do We Have Teeth? Describes the importance of teeth, their different functions. N/A
Year Lesson Name Description File
3-7 Sugar & Dental Decay The role of sugar in tooth decay, how we can reduce our risk of decay. N/A
K-2 Sugar & Tooth Decay Sugar, tooth decay, food, drinks that are good for the teeth and body. N/A
3-7 Understanding Product Labels Types of sugar, how to make choices about sugar consumption. N/A
Year Lesson Name Description N/A
3-7 Get a Dental Check-Up Explains how regular dental check-ups contribute to good dental health. N/A
K-2 Role of Dental Professionals Introduces students to the different dental staff at a clinic, their roles. N/A
3-7 Role of Dental Professionals The different dental professionals, their roles as health workers. N/A
Year Lesson Name Description File
3-7 First Aid Teaches to value mouth safety strategies, how to treat mouth trauma. N/A
3-7 Safety Gear - Mouth safety Introduces the concept of safety equipment, teaches mouth safety. N/A
K-2 Spot the Hazard Introduces hazards to teeth, some safe practices for yourself and others. N/A

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