Caregivers

Cavities are preventable! Learn how to improve children's oral health and take better care of their teeth. Dont wait, caring for your child's teeth needs to start at a very young age.

Read More

Clinics

Our Childhood Caries Prevention Program for medical and dental clinic staff is designed to improve children's oral health and includes fluoride varnish application training. Earn one Minnesota nursing CEU by completing our program.

Read More

Educators

Need curriculum and table activities to improve children's oral health? We have training programs with fun kid activities: one for preschool and kindergarten age children, and one for caregivers.

Read More

Kids Playground

We have a website for your kids! Read our children's book or play video games, while learning about how to prevent cavities.

Go To Playground
Cover of Bye, Bye Germs

Bye, Bye Germs

By Anna Pence, MNOHP PHN Consultant
Illustrated by Trudy Barsness

It is often a struggle to find interesting ways to help young children learn the importance of taking care of their teeth. The new book, Bye, Bye Germs, is an engaging tool designed to teach children this lesson.

The story features Emma, a little girl who faces off with Jerry the Germ. She is joined by Timmy the Toothbrush and together they win the battle to save her beautiful teeth. This book is a starting point for adults to discuss the importance of oral care in kid-friendly terms and will help children learn the importance of brushing their teeth twice daily for a minimum of 2 minutes.

Learn More

Copies of Bye, Bye Germs are available for purchase. Contact Cris Gilb at cris.gilb@crushcavities.com for more information. Individual books can be purchased for $5.00, and there are significant discounts if purchasing in bulk. As of April 1, the Minnesota Oral Health Project plans to sell individual printed copies of  Bye, Bye Germs on Amazon.com via their print on demand service.

Now available in the Karen language! The book is printable on 8.5 by 11 printers. For best results, use two-sided printing. Some of the pages in the book are designed to be displayed back to back. Download Bye, Bye Germs in Karen.

Brush Your Child’s Teeth for 2 Minutes 2 Times Per Day

I Brush For Two with a Animated 2

Strategies for Successfully Brushing Your Child’s Teeth Elise Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH Dental Director, Minnesota Oral Health Project and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota Most people know they should brush their teeth twice a day. Most people know they should brush their child’s teeth too. But not many realize that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends...

Read More

Baby Teeth Are Not Just for Babies Anymore

Smiling Baby with two teeth

Keeping a child’s baby teeth cavity-free is important Cris Gilb, RN, PHN, MHAExecutive Director, Minnesota Oral Health Project Dental cavities in the baby teeth of Minnesota’s children is a silent epidemic, even though cavities are preventable. An alarming number of children, nearly half of all children ages 2 – 11, have cavities in their primary (baby) teeth. Over half of children starting Kindergarten have...

Read More

Interested in a presentation for your group?

Contact our Executive Director today to attend your meeting.