Tooth Tutor Oral Health Education Program
The Tooth Tutor Oral Health Education program helps children, parents, and childcare providers learn how to keep teeth healthy. We teach the importance of keeping teeth clean by brushing and flossing daily, and what foods contribute to healthy teeth.
Twice a year, the program schedules hour-long visits county-wide at childcare and preschool sites. With a parent’s permission, our Tooth Tutor will administer a topical fluoride varnish treatment. Topical fluoride varnish is a safe easy way to prevent cavities and help strengthen the teeth. A thin layer of varnish is painted on the surface of the teeth using a small brush. The varnish is absorbed directly into the tooth and works best if administered 2-4 times a year. Our fluoride varnish services are intended to complement, not replace, dental treatment that your child receives at a dentist’s office.
Each child will receive a bag with information on dental health, a book to take home to read, and a new toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste. We hope this will give an opportunity for parents and childcare providers to talk with their children about the Tooth Tutor visit, oral health, and nutrition.
If you would like to schedule a Tooth Tutor Oral Health Education visit for your Childcare Center, please contact First 5 Mono at 760-924-7626.