Oral Hygiene Education
Children's Healthy Smile Project is dedicated to the prevention of dental disease in children through education and aid in the form of dental hygiene items. Education on healthy oral hygiene for the child and parent/caregiver is crucial in the fight against dental disease. It is necessary for this information to be in the language spoken in the home. Link(s) to information in English and Spanish is provided below.
Links to several sites for information on healthy oral hygiene:
Colgate has a great website with information on brushing and flossing.
Crest's website has information on brushing and flossing.
This in an online video instruction on basic oral hygiene (for older children and adults).
The American Dental Hygienists Association provides resource materials in SPANISH/ENGLISH.
From the Hispanic Dental Association: Link Sonrisa: A Guide to Dental Health for Hispanic Americans
or view here: 6_20_SONRISA_web__2_.pdf
Diet is an important contributor to dental disease. The following link emphasis this connection.
It is very important to take care of your health and your teeth during pregnancy. The following link is from the U.S. Army and explains the changes to your gums and teeth during pregnancy.