Tooth decay is common, costly and painful. But it’s also preventable!
We know dental health is just one of many concerns parents face and we want to make it easy for you to get the information you need. Here are some important tips and helpful links to help your child avoid the pain of tooth decay.
2min2x to Keep Kids' Mouths Healthy
This website contains fun videos and ideas for encouraging kids to brush for two full minutes two times every day.
Captain Supertooth - Parent's Page
A fun, interactive website with games for kids, resources for teachers and advice for parents. Download the Captain Supertooth brush chart to encourage daily brushing and flossing.
It Shouldn't Hurt to Be a Child (PDF)
Information on preventing early childhood caries from the National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center.
National Children's Dental Health Month
Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. This site contains posters, activity sheets and related resources.
Colgate Dental Health Resource Center for Parents
Detailed information on how to care for the oral health of children of all ages, including several interactive guides, activities and videos.
Mouth Healthy - Kids
A fun website from the American Dental Association filled with videos and activities.
My SmileKids - Parent's Page
Learn how to protect your child's smile at this website from Delta Dental.
America's Tooth Fairy - Parent's Corner
This website has tips for parents and educational activities for kids in English and Spanish.
A Fun Eggsperiment
Getting kids excited about brushing their teeth isn’t always easy. But showing them why brushing matters can a long way. The Crest Eggsperiment is a simple experiment that you can do at home or in the classroom.
This website, sponsored by the Campaign for Dental Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics, contains detailed answers to your questions about fluoride.
Oklahoma Mission of Mercy
An annual two-day free dental clinic event held the first weekend of February in various locations throughout Oklahoma. Free dental care for adults and children provided by volunteer dental professionals.
OU Kids' Dental Day
The OU College of Dentistry conducts an annual free dental clinic day for kids ages 4 to 12 in Oklahoma City.
Free & Low-Cost Dental Care (PDF)
The Resource for Dental Care guide is a comprehensive directory of free and nonprofit low-cost dental clinics and programs throughout Oklahoma. List contains resources for low-income adults and children.
SoonerCare (Oklahoma's Medicaid program) is a health coverage program jointly funded by the federal and state vernment. This program helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can't afford them. SoonerCare covers most of the dental needs of qualifying children, though it covers very little dental services for adults.