Let’s make sure every child
is ready to smile!
The Be Ready To Smile program consists of ten sessions designed to support important oral health behaviors for families. In each of the sessions, parents learn effective skills to help their child be ready to smile.
Children Have Fun Learning
Children will have fun with the Be Ready To Smile app, learning how to care for their teeth. Children with better health are happier, and so are their parents.
Positive Parenting Tips
In each session, parents learn practical skills to teach their child how to care for their teeth in a positive way. The app includes demonstration videos that can be shown in parenting education classes.
Know Your Sugars
Sugars are in sodas, candy, juice, snacks, and even milk. Learn how much sugar is in popular foods, and the recommended daily maximum sugar intake for children and adults.
A Program for Parents to Teach Their
Children How to Care for Their Teeth
Our research shows the Be Ready To Smile app works for parents to improve children’s oral health, use positive parenting strategies, and help parents gain confidence, as well as improve attitudes towards the importance of brushing. Play, positive reinforcement, and brushing together as a family is effective!
Easy to Use
Be Ready To Smile is easy for parents to use, and they give the app high ratings, on average higher than 8 out of 10.
Improves Child Cooperation
Approximately 81% of parents reported an increase in cooperation from their child after using the Be Ready To Smile program.
Improves Knowledge, Confidence, and Attitudes Towards Brushing
In our research, parents showed significant improvement in their knowledge of oral health care, attitudes towards the importance of brushing with their children, and their intention to brush twice daily with their children. In our research, parents showed an increase in confidence.