BCDA Launches Educational Resources on Children’s Oral Health

April 30, 2010

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.