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Greetings from TeethFirst! 

Allow us to introduce ourselves! Here at TeethFirst!, we promote early dental visits for very young children in Rhode Island. We are a non-profit initiative of the RI Oral Health Commission and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.

To learn more about our initiative, please see this video, that features many of our partners talking about what TeethFirst! means to them.
TeethFirst! Flip Book - Free Patient Education Tool Now Available

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 

The last page of the tool also includes an 'Oral Health Goals for Your Family' chart, which will help you establish self-management goals for your patients to work on while at home.  This page is available as a printable PDF  that you can use to give to your patients to take 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 [email protected] or (401) 351-9400.

New Bilingual Videos
TeethFirst! is proud to share two videos with Spanish subtitles, featuring RI dental providers and families. 

These videos are also available without Spanish subtitles. All videos are available for you to share, via TeethFirst!'s YouTube channel, or you can order free copies on DVD by emailing [email protected].

Additional Patient Education Materials
As a reminder, TeethFirst! has bilingual materials for you to share with your staff, patients, and clients:
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact TeethFirst! at [email protected] or (401) 351-9400.
We are counting on you to share information about TeethFirst! and the importance of early dental visits! 

Thank you for all that you do to keep Rhode Island's children healthy.
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