Open Wide! A Dental Health Unit

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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152 pages
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Have a blast learning all about teeth and dental health with this Dental Health Unit! This 152 page unit is packed full of reading, math, science, writing, and craft activities.


*Dark Soda/Acid Experiment for Brushing Teeth (also includes writing and observation activities)

*Dental Sealant Experiment (includes writing activity)

*Fluoride Experiment (includes writing and Scientific Method activities)

*Why is it so Important to Floss? Experiment (includes writing and Scientific Method activities)

*How Does Toothpaste Protect Our Teeth? Experiment (includes writing and prediction activities)

*7 Fluency Sheets with Written Response Comprehension Questions (Taking Care of Your Teeth, How to Brush, Floss, and Rinse, A Visit to the Dentist, Types of Teeth, All About Primary and Permanent Teeth, Parts of a Tooth, and What is a Cavity?)

*Why You Should Floss Opinion Writing Activity, Bubble Map, and Craft with Provided Template

*Brushing Poem/Chant

*Taking Care of Teeth (Brush, Floss, Rinse) Weekly Chart

*Taking Care of Teeth Bubble Map

*Brushing vs. Flossing Double Bubble Map

*Types of Teeth Diagram

*3D Mouth Model Craft (Types of Teeth)

*Teeth Bubble and Tree Maps

*Parts of a Tooth Craft with Provided Template

*What is a Cavity? Informative Writing Activity, Cavity Bubble and Tree Maps, and Craft with Provided Template

*How to Take Care of Your Teeth Informative Writing Activity (could also be written in perspective of a dentist), Dentist Bubble and Tree Maps, and Dentist Craft with Provided Template

*Eating Healthy Foods Lesson and Activity

*Making Words with 'Dentist' Sheet

*Making Words with 'Cavity' Sheet

*Dental ABC Order Sheet

*Dental Spelling Pictures Sheet

*My Tooth Book - Student Reader (in color and black and white)

*Tooth by Tooth Skip Counting Center (5's, 10's, and 100's)

*Tooth Match Up Center (Number, Number Word, Expanded Form, and Base Ten)

*Dental Exam Fractions Center (Writing Fractions with an optional Fractions of a Whole Extension Sheet)

*Dental Supply Shopping Trip Center (Adding Money)

*What Time is My Dentist Appointment? Center (Telling Time - reading an analog clock to 5-minute intervals) - also includes an optional drawing hour/minute hands to 5-minute intervals extension sheet

*Parts of Speech Brush Up Center (Categorizing Words as Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives)

*Toothy Plurals Center (Adding -es and -s)

*Double E/Long E Phonics Activity - Includes Poster, Read the Room Cards and Sheet, and Class Book Cover

*What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with All Those Teeth? Narrative Writing Activity, Bubble Map, Craft with Provided Template, and Class Book Cover

*Book Suggestions

*Web Site Suggestions

*Updated in July 2019 with new graphics and fonts, as well as additional writing templates*

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152 pages
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