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Smiles@School Classroom Video
Dr. Crespo & Dr. Nina share oral health tips with first grade classrooms across Minnesota.
Smiles@School Parent Video
Dr. Crespo & Dr. Nina share the importance of strong oral health habits in the home.
Helping first-graders in Minnesota keep their smiles healthy!
My name is Riley. If you are a first-grader like me, you might have lots of questions about your teeth. But don’t worry, I’m here to help!
First grade is a great time to learn all about our teeth and how to take care of them, so let's do that together!
Check out the Smiles@School activity book and videos to learn how your teeth and mouth work.
It might seem hard to take care of your teeth, but it can be fun, too. You’ll find lots of good ways to keep your mouth healthy. And remember, you can always ask an adult for help.
Let’s get started!
The basics of brushing and flossing
Brushing and flossing should be part of your every-day routine. But it can be tricky. Be sure to ask an adult if you need help!
Water is the way to go
Drinking water helps your mouth stay clean! Water can wash away sugar and leftover food from your teeth and also helps keep you hydrated.
Your teeth grow with you
Losing your teeth is a normal part of growing up. It’s important to take care of your baby teeth and your adult teeth, too!
Keep cavities away
Both good germs and bad germs live in your mouth. Bad germs and sugar work together and can cause cavities. It’s important to brush and floss every day in order to stop cavities in your mouth!