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1 right miles, right utures uick ips for isiting ids ges or this basic classroom visit, you will introduce yourself, talk about the importance of good oral health habits, and distribute an oral care word search. 1. ntroduce ourself ell the children that you are a volunteer for a company called olgate-almolive and that you are visiting today to talk about oral health. sk: ave they ever heard of plaque. hat do they think it is? hat does plaque have to do with oral health? laque (plak): are bacteria that are found in everyone s mouth. hen plaque bacteria combine with sugars from food and beverages, it forms acid in your mouth. he acid can attack your teeth and cause cavities! hat s why it s important to practice good oral health and remove plaque. 2. hare ey essages ell the children that knowing the keys to good oral health can help them fight plaque and have a bright smile that lasts a lifetime. eview the key messages with the class: rush thoroughly with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime loss daily (parents should floss for children under the age of 8) imit the number of times you eat snacks each day isit the dentist twice a year ell the children that by taking good care of their teeth every day, they can get rid of hidden plaque bacteria that can lead to cavities! 3. istribute the ord earch ell the students that the word search is a fun way to discover oral health words. ust as plaque is hidden in everyone s mouth, key oral health words both good and bad are hidden in the word search. hallenge children to find them all! nvite the children to share their completed word search pages with their families. emind them to share the key messages that the whole family can follow. veryone can have a bright smile to last a lifetime! hank the children for helping r. abbit spread right miles around the world! 2012 olgate-almolive ompany. ll ights eserved. lobal ral ealth nitiative.

2 appointment bright cavity chew dentist floss right miles ord earch right miles ord earch fluoride hygienist molar plaque protect ord ank ord ank rinse shiny smile starchy snacks sticky sweets ey kids! ind all the hidden words in the oral health word search. he words you discover will help you have a right mile. hen, reward yourself with the right miles ookmark! strengthen teeth toothbrush toothpaste xray 2012 olgate-almolive ompany. ll ights eserved. lobal ral ealth nitiative rush thoroughly with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime loss daily imit the number of times you eat snacks each day isit the dentist twice a year right miles ookmark right miles ookmark!

3 our right mile ral ealth for hildren uild abits for a ifetime! ou can help children build good oral health habits at a young age. e a role model for healthy teeth and gums by following these easy steps and help make a child s smile last a lifetime! rush thoroughly with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime loss daily (parents should floss for children under the age of 8) imit the number of times you eat snacks each day isit the dentist twice a year hy ealthy eeth and ums are mportant ealthy oral structures include firm gums and strong teeth. hey are important for children in so many ways! ating. ood is broken down by chewing. eeth then work along with saliva to break down food even further before swallowing. peaking. oth baby (primary) and adult (permanent) teeth are important for helping children to speak properly and form sounds. elf-steem. bright and healthy smile can enhance appearance and increase confidence. esthetics. resh breath feels good and makes a child nice to be around! op oothbrushing ips to share with kids rush away plaque! rush all surfaces of the teeth: top, bottom, front, back, inside and outside. ake sure to brush the tongue, too! ake care of your baby teeth. hey save space for permanent teeth and help them come in straight. rushing them thoroughly is important! rush wa-a-ay in the back. ake sure to reach all of your teeth, including those at the very back. his is where the six-year-molars will come in your first adult teeth! 2012 olgate-almolive ompany. ll ights eserved. lobal ral ealth nitiative

4 right miles ommunity ledge e ll brush our teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste it s the only way! e ll limit our snacks and floss daily too because fighting plaque is important to do. or a partner who ll help us keep our teeth strong, we ll visit the dentist twice a year our whole life long. e will make sure our smiles stay bright as we brush every morning... and every night. ame of rganization: hild: eader: igned: ate: ate: 2012 olgate-almolive ompany. ll ights eserved. lobal ral ealth nitiative

5 right miles amily ledge e ll brush our teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste it s the only way! e ll limit our snacks and floss daily too because fighting plaque is important to do. or a partner who ll help us keep our teeth strong, we ll visit the dentist twice a year our whole life long. ur family will make sure our smiles stay bright as we brush every morning... and every night. igned: hild: arent: ate: ate: 2012 olgate-almolive ompany. ll ights eserved. lobal ral ealth nitiative

6 his right miles, right utures certificate is awarded to: n recognition of their outstanding oral health habits and bright, shiny smiles! ignature ate 2012 olgate-almolive ompany. ll ights eserved. lobal ral ealth nitiative.

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