Tooth Talk

This has been excerpted from the 2019 Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook. To see the full publication, please click here!  Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic disease among children. Poor oral health has immediate and significant ...

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TeethFirst! Flip Book – Patient Education Tool

Developed with Rhode Island dental care providers, Good Dental Health: A Partnership Between You & Me covers the basics of good oral health. Each page is double sided and designed as a hands-on teaching tool:

  • The patient-facing pages feature clear, simple text (in English and Spanish) and engaging pictures and illustrations to educate families.
  • On the back of the patient–facing pages are helpful conversation guidelines for providers (English).
  • The pages are laminated (making them wipeable for infection control) and bound with a metal ring that is easily opened to remove or re-order pages to your preference.


Oral health topics covered include:

  • How does a cavity form?
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Feeding practices: Nutrition & beverages
  • Seal away the tooth decay 
  • Toothbrushing tips
  • Make clean teeth a habit
  • Fluoride fights cavities
  • Dental tips for pregnancy
  • The importance (and safety!) of X-rays

The tool also includes an interactive ‘Oral Health Goals for Your Family’ chart, which will help you establish self-management goals for your patients to work on while at home.

If you would like to order free copies of the Good Dental Health: A Partnership Between You & Me, please use this Order Form. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact TeethFirst! at or (401) 351-9400.

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