Oral Health Resources for Families

These resource materials can help families learn about oral health for pregnant women, infants and young children. Topics include dental visits, fluoride, nutrition, oral health care, oral hygiene, and safety and emergency first aid.

Taking Care of Your Oral Health When You Are Pregnant

It is important for pregnant women to take care of their oral health. Practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and getting oral health care help keep a woman’s mouth and teeth healthy during pregnancy.

Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles

This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues.

Taking Care of Your Baby’s Oral Health

A baby’s teeth start coming in at about 6 to 10 months old and it’s important to take care of their teeth. Learn about what you can do to keep baby teeth healthy.

Getting Fluoride for Your Child

There are several important ways to make teeth strong and prevent tooth decay. These include drinking tap (faucet) water with fluoride, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, and having a health professional apply fluoride varnish.

Visiting the Dental Clinic with Your Child

Regular dental visits are important to keep children’s teeth and mouths healthy and to teach them to value good oral health. Learn about what will happen at the dental clinic.

Helping Your Baby with Teething Pain

Baby teeth start coming in at about 6 to 10 months old, and can sometimes hurt. Get tips for simple ways to help prevent or reduce teething pain.

Finding a Dental Clinic for Your Child

Visiting the dental clinic keeps children’s teeth and mouth healthy. Learn about how to find a dental clinic and the importance of regular dental visits.

Choosing Healthy Drinks for Your Young Child

Children who are often given sugary drinks are more likely to have tooth decay (cavities). Learn about which drinks have added sugar and which drinks (water and milk) are best for children.

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

This booklet identifies five steps to protect a young child’s teeth. Parents and child-care providers may use this resource to gain basic information on child dental care. The strategies for protecting a baby’s teeth include preventing bottle tooth decay and taking a child to the dentist.