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Additional Resources for Teachers

The following sites on the World Wide Web may provide additional background information for you and your students about the mouth, teeth, and oral hygiene practices.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) supports research to diagnose, prevent, and treat oral health diseases and disorders. The site provides current information about oral, dental, and craniofacial health.

Office of Science Education (OSE)

This address takes you directly to the home page of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Science Education. This site provides access to a variety of resources for teachers and students, including NIH publications.

American Dental Association Online

This site includes information for patients, the public, and dental professionals. The ADA is the professional association of dentists.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Oral Health Division

This site promotes health and quality of life by promoting oral health. This site contains information to promote health and includes information on infection control, oral cancer, children's oral health, water fluoridation, and educational materials.


This site provides information for the public and professional world of dental health. The site reviews its products. Colgate's Web site also has activities and stories for children located by clicking on Kidsworld.

Crest Toothpaste

This site includes a product guide, professional resources, and a family care center. Students can access a fun interactive site called Sparkle City.

Oral-B Care Center

This site provides information on oral health care for patients, public and dental professionals. Children can receive information on oral health by accessing the Brush Buddies Adventure page.

The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA Online)

This site provides information for the dental professional as well as the public. The site includes information on oral health, oral health careers, professional issues, and an interactive and informative site for children.

Bright Futures

This site is designed for healthcare professionals, educators, child care providers, and families. It provides information and guidelines to promote oral health and prevent oral diseases.

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