BCDA Launches Educational Resources on Children’s Oral Health


The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) has produced an educational CD on children’s oral health designed for parents and caregivers of children under 3 years of age.

Entitled How to Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth, this new resource educates and encourages parents to become partners in their child’s oral health. Caregivers are provided with practical advice on how to minimize the risk of early dental decay with information on nutrition and hygiene, including use of the “lift the lip” brushing technique. The CD also provides parents with tips on how to prepare for, and what to expect, during a child’s first dental visit.

This resource was developed by a task force of dental professionals and public health hygienists, and funded through a partnership with the provincial Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.

The educational CD, along with a supporting tip sheet and poster available in multiple languages, can be accessed online at www.bcdental.org.