Dear Early Head Start Educator:
For nearly 30 years, the Colgate-Palmolive Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) program has been providing children, teachers, and families the tools they need to make good oral health a permanent part of their lives. BSBF teaches children not only how to care for their teeth and gums, but why good oral health is important. Helping children develop healthy long-term dental care habits empowers them to become lifelong Tooth Defenders.
Because of educators like you, BSBF has reached over 1 billion children, spanning 80 countries and in 30 languages.
Thank you for being a part of Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®!
Marsha Butler, DDS
BSBF Global Oral Health Initiative
Thank You to Our Advisor
Alice M. Horowitz, PhD
School of Public Health
University of Maryland, USA
Inside the BSBF Kit
Meet Dr. Rabbit and the Tooth Defenders: Oral Health Activities for K-1
Chompers: Loose in Tooth City storybook
Be a Tooth Defender! How to Brush Poster
Meet the Tooth Defenders
Prepare the Lesson Key:
Time required for activity
Key oral health message
Ways to expand activities
Interested in free dental screenings for your students? Visit www.colgate. com/BSBFVanVisit to learn more about Colgate’s BSBF dental van and request a visit for your school!
These oral health superheroes introduce key messages to your students, and keep learning fun and futures bright
Cleans and polishes teeth and teaches good oral hygiene
Dr. Rabbit and Dr. Brushwell
Make teeth strong and smiles bright
Removes plaque that hides between teeth
a.k.a the Brush
Brushes for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste so that teeth can sparkle
Helps the Tooth Defenders sniff out adventure
Paige and Finn
a.k.a the Toothpaste Duo
Protect teeth with their combined powers of fluoride toothpaste