The Adventures of the Tartar Patrol

Dates: Performed 2015 and 2016
Grade Level: K–3
Assembly Time: 1 hour

Alex is on a quest to spread dental health across the land! With the help of the Tartar Patrol, a Youth Tooth Troop, Alex is determined to make sure everyone in Flossington and beyond knows what it takes to have a happy and healthy smile. On a special mission to earn his Wisdom Tooth Badge, Alex adventures to Molar Mountain to meet Count Plaqula, a dentally-distressed vampire who lives with his pet bat, Braces. With messages about brushing for two minutes twice every day, flossing regularly, choosing healthy foods and non-sugary beverages, and making trips to the dentist fun and scare-free, The Adventures of the Tartar Patrol identifies simple changes we can all make to ensure that regular oral health care is easy and fun.


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RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

Mouth Healthy Kids

This site from the American Dental Association has videos, games, and activity sheets for kids and helpful tips for educators who are teaching about dental health.

Health Teeth, Healthy Me

This site from Sesame Street has videos for kids to watch about brushing teeth, accompanied by tips for parents.

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

This video is all about brushing your teeth. Some topics include: plaque, cavities, and how to brush your teeth.

The American Dental Association's Mouth Healthy Site

Parents can learn how to start healthy dental habits for their children and also research common dental concerns.

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Kids and parents can learn all about how to take care of their teeth, and can access many valuable resources through this site. 


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