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Classroom Activities

You're never too young or too old to learn about proper dental care. That's why the Michigan Dental Association has created this section that provides teachers and parents with creative ideas to teach their children about oral hygiene.

Teachers will want to visit the Give-a-ways  and Items on Loan sections to find out how they can receive a host of oral health teaching aids.

Proper oral health is important at any age. Why not take a moment and begin teaching your child the importance of maintaining a healthy smile?

NEW! Mouthiest Class Contest

In conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month the Michigan Dental Association is launching a statewide video contest to find the “mouthiest” class.

The contest will be open to all K-5 Michigan elementary students to promote oral health and its importance to overall health. We are asking students to make a fun, creative, two-minute long video that answers the phrase, “My mouth says ____.”

Three key statements must be mentioned in the video:

  • brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes;
  • floss every day; and
  • see a dentist every six months.

The contest will run from Feb. 23 through March 13, 2015, with the winning video being announced at the end of March. Video submission and voting will take place on the MDA SmileMichigan Facebook page. The class with the winning video will receive a pizza party and a donation from the MDA to their school.

The objectives of the Mouthiest Class video contest are to educate youth on the importance of oral health in a fun and creative way. The contest is also an extension of the MDA’s statewide public education campaign that asks "What Would Your Mouth Say About You?"

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