Oral Health: Teaching and Learning Materials (Primary)

Great classroom resources for teaching and encouraging good dental health habits.



Due to the Coronavirus (Covid – 19) outbreak the current guidance documents for Supervised toothbrushing clubs has changed. Supervised toothbrushing clubs are now able to restart providing refresher training with Public Health (Doncaster Council) has been completed. New guidance documents will be provided for those settings wishing to restart. We are still recommending that settings should not participate in any disclosing activity or any oral health lesson plan which involves using the mouth mirrors. Updated 18/01/22

Children's Oral Health Advice E-learning This e-learning programme provides information and advice about children’s oral health. It is aimed at parents, expectant mothers, early years healthcare workers, teachers, nurses, GPs and the public.
Gulp: Give up loving Pop Free resources including PowerPoint's and assemblies to help reduce consumption of sugary drinks.
Sugar Smart Resources for schools to help reduce sugar consumption, including the Fizz Free February campaign.
Dental Health Promotion E-Learning 
This 30min session aims to enhance your knowledge and skills regarding oral health and factors that predispose to poor oral health. Promoting oral health in the infant and young child forms an integral part of this session.  To access the course scroll down to the section of the page that includes 'Sample Sessions'.

Brush DJ 

A website and app that encourages brushing for an effective length of time and helps to establish good oral health habits.



'Be Food Smart' campaign resources.




'Top Tips for Teeth' resources.

Hey Duggee Tooth Brushing Includes a tooth brushing song and a game for children to earn a tooth brushing badge.
Egg Experiment
Instructions for completing an activity to observe the effects of acid and fluoride on tooth enamel. 
Change 4 Life - 'Keeping Our Teeth Healthy' KS1 & KS2 resources to teach the importance of dental health.
HENRY - Growing up with Healthy Teeth video A 20 minute video that outlines key messages for keeping young childrens' teeth healthy.
Supertooth's Healthy Teeth guides A selection of videos created by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry in collaboration with Dr Ranj for a range of ages! 


Doncaster Oral Health Promotion Resources for Primary Schools

Doncaster Public Health has developed 2 resource packages – Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6). The purpose is to promote good oral health and healthy eating behaviors from the early years of life.

Key Stage 1 
Introduction Doncaster Oral Health Promotion Resources
Lesson 1: How to look after your teeth
Teaching Guide KS1 Lesson 1
KS1 Lesson 1 activity sheet
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Key Stage 1_Lesson 1
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Lesson 2: Discovering how our teeth change as our bodies grow
Teaching Guide KS1 Lesson 2
KS1 Lesson 2 activity sheet
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Key Stage 1 Lesson 2

Lesson 3: Learning that a balanced diet can help keep our teeth healthy

Teaching Guide KS1 Lesson 3
KS1 Lesson 3 activity sheet
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Key Stage 1_Lesson 3
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Key Stage 2

Introduction - Doncaster Oral Health Promotion Resources


Lesson 1: How to look after your teeth

Teaching Guide KS2 Lesson 1
KS2 Lesson 1 Presentation
KS2 Lesson 1 Activity Sheet
Lesson 2: Types of teeth and their functions
Teaching Guide KS2 Lesson 2
KS2 Lesson 2 Presentation
KS2 Lesson 2 Activity Sheet
KS2 Lesson 2 Images of types of teeth


Lesson 3:Oral health and healthy eating

Teaching Guide KS2 Lesson 3

KS2 Lesson 3 Presentation

This lesson does not contain an activity but it's a great opportunity to carry out an activity such as the Disclosure Tablet exercise (details above) or other activities from the Change4Life Sugar Smart school teaching resources for KS1 and KS2 available here.

 Dental Hygiene for Reception Kids


Information and Activities to help you and your children look after your teeth
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Last updated: 26 March 2024 14:24:17

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