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Help Kids Take Care of Their Teeth for National Dental Hygiene Month

Healthy teeth matter at every age! For National Dental Hygiene Month, here are some kid-and family-friendly resources for encouraging healthy habits and finding dental care.

For Kids

Daniel Tiger Gets His Teeth Cleaned
Going to the dentist can be full of questions for toddlers and preschoolers. Help them get to know what happens at the dentist’s office and feel less scared of unfamiliar tools with this video.

Why Do We Brush Our Teeth?

Learn the science of teeth, cavities and more n this SciShow Kids video that’s perfect for elementary-aged children.

Curious George Visits the Dentist 

When Curious George gets a wiggly tooth, the famous little monkey has to take a trip to the dentist. George causes some trouble, of course, but the book has a reassuring message about visiting the dentist.

Mi visita al dentista

In this Spanish-language picture book, a little girl has a friendly checkup at the dentist and practices taking care of her teeth.

For Families and Caregivers

Protect Tiny Teeth

The American Academy of Pediatrics shares dental advice for pregnant people and parents of new babies. Also available in Spanish!

Children’s Oral Health

This guide from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention includes important facts about dental care and easy advice for caregivers.

Washington State Dental Association Dental Referral Program

If you are a Washington resident who needs help finding a dentist for your child, visit this website to request a referral.

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

The ABCD program connects low-income Washington state children with dental healthcare. Learn whether you are eligible here.