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2013 Presented by Oral Health America and Patterson Dental

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Fall for Smiles is an annual communications campaign that aims to educate communities about the importance of a healthy mouth.

Join Oral Health America and Patterson Dental in sharing the importance of healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Fall for Smiles kicks off September 1 – will you join us? About the leading organizations: Patterson Dental has been an industry leader for more than 130 years and takes responsibility for working to improve healthcare access and treatment options for everyone. Patterson supports Fall for Smiles because it’s never too late to establish good oral care habits. Find out more at Oral Health America is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. Find out more at

How do I participate? You can find Fall for Smiles resources on the campaign website: Raise Your Voice Sign up to attend Advocacy Day on September 11, 2013, in Washington, D.C. and help OHA show lawmakers the importance of oral healthcare Send a Letter to the Editor of your hometown newspaper (find a template article on the Fall for Smiles website) Use suggested language from the social media guide to develop updates for Facebook and Twitter (also available online)

Share Resources Make copies of the quiz and coloring sheet included in this booklet Download our tip sheet to help discuss oral health

Demonstrate Support

Participate Get step-by-step instructions on how to make Fall for Smiles a success in your community. Sign up for the Fall for Smiles webinar on August 21, 2013 at Noon CST. To register, visit Enter the Fall for Smiles photo contest

How dental offices can get involved: Host an open house, inviting the public to get to know your practice and learn more about the importance of oral health Provide pro-bono care for a day (learn about OHA’s Product Donation Project at Volunteer at an elementary school or nursing home in your community and provide oral health education Sponsor a brush-a-thon or a smile-a-thon

Include the Fall for Smiles web button on your website Display the downloadable Fall for Smiles posters


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Sign up for Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles webinar on August 21, 2013 at Noon CST.

Want to help your community

learn about the benefits of good oral health? Join Oral Health America’s FREE campaign, Fall for Smiles, and gain access to tools that promote healthy mouths for healthy lives. To get started, sign up for a kick-off webinar. DETAILS

August 21, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. CST Register at Fall for Smiles is an annual Oral Health America (OHA) campaign during September and October promoting messages to consumers about the importance of self-care, good nutrition, regular dental visits and tobacco avoidance in maintaining oral health. The campaign serves as an exciting opportunity for dental professionals to work collaboratively in inspiring Americans of all ages to include dental care as part of their daily routine. FA L




OHA will host a 45-minute webinar on campaign collateral and how to engage your community in Fall for Smiles.

The Fall for Smiles interactive, 45-minute webinar will inform dental professionals on how to use campaign collateral in their practice and within their community. Thank you for joining OHA as we bring healthy mouths to life! Oral Health America


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REMEMBER TO: • Visit your dentist every 6 months • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss too

To register, please visit

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• Avoid tobacco products and make healthy food choices

CONNECT WITH US Friends of Hu-Friedy: Facebook: Oral Health America | Twitter: Smile4Health


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1. How often should you brush your teeth? a. Twice a day for two minutes c. After each and every meal for one minute

b. When you get a funny taste in your mouth d. When you want to since it’s a personal preference

2. The bacteria that live in your mouth can be transmitted from person to person. True or False

3. Saliva helps to protect our teeth, gums and mouth and helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Therefore a dry mouth can have health consequences. True or False

4. You should replace your toothbrush: a. Once a year c. When your dentist gives you a new one

b. Every 3 to 4 months d. When you feel it’s the right time

5. Tooth decay is LESS common than allergies and asthma. True or False

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6. What item below is the LEAST healthy for your teeth? a. Fruits c. Juice

b. Whole grain breads and pasta d. Dairy products (cheese, milk)

7. How often should you visit your dentist?


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b. Every 6 months d. Once a year

Answer Key: 1. A, 2. True, 3. True, 4. B, 5. False, 6. C, 7. B

a. When you have mouth pain c. Every few years


For a lifetime of healthy smiles, remember to encourage your patients to: Brush and floss their teeth as part of their daily oral health routine Make regular dental appointments Choose healthy foods for a nutritious diet and healthy mouth Avoid using tobacco products


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Visit to find out how you can get involved in this year’s campaign and spread the message of the importance of oral health.

Fall for Smiles 2013 Booket  

Oral Health America's Fall For Smiles Annual Campaign

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