Tooth Talk

In November 2022, the RI Oral Health Coalition (RIOHC), RI Public Health Association (RIPHA), and the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) partnered to release a brief on the dental health of Rhode Island children and adults. Using various data sources, ...

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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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