is fast becoming the teaching tool of the future, and classrooms everywhere
are becoming "wired" to take advantage of everything the medium
has to offer. Dentistry feels it's important that students have access
to quality, innovative information on oral health. By understanding the
how and why of healthy tooth growth and development, the science of cavities
and methods of prevention, it is hoped that students will learn to take
better care of their teeth and gums.
What is Healthy Teeth?
Healthy Teeth is an oral education database built upon the science of
oral health and designed for elementary grades 3 - 6. It features animated
graphics, easy-to-understand text, simple classroom experiments and much
more. The Canadian Dental Association, Nova Scotia Dental Association
and the Halifax County Dental Society form the site's primary sponsors.
Healthy Teeth will be updated with new features and sections over time.
There are no corporate sponsors.
How do we use Healthy Teeth?
The data housed in the Healthy Teeth site is available to anyone.
It can serve as a stand alone lesson on oral health or be integrated into
either Health or Science programs. The toothbrush icons are labelled with
separate topics that launch different sections of the site.
Site material was gathered from John Besford's Good Mouthkeeping: A
Parent's Guide to Dental Care, the Nova Scotia Department of Health
publication Dental Health Grade 4 to 6 (1989) and the Canadian
Dental Association publication First Teeth. The Nova Scotia Dental
Association wishes to thank the Canadian Dental Association, the Halifax
County Dental Society and the Halifax Regional School Board for their
Site Design by Semaphor Design Company
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