Little Man Loses His Tooth chronicles the adventures of Little Man as he experiences losing his precious tooth and all the while learning that it takes more than just brushing them to make sure his teeth last a lifetime.
Little Man Loses His Tooth is part of an outreach program that draws from the collaborative efforts and expertise of dentists, dental hygienists, teachers, and school administrators to fully respond to the national call for local action. Aiming to improve the oral health of children in grades 2 and 4.
The book used in the program, Little Man Loses His Tooth, was funded, and distributed by Connecticut Health Foundation. Knowing that tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and is one of the most preventable childhood diseases in the nation, the Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of children insured under the state’s Medicaid program or HUSKY through a variety of strategies including convening stakeholders, funding coordinated community initiatives, and commissioning health policy research and analysis.