Oral Health

Tools and Resources for Supportive Relationships

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  1. Populations

Age

Children and Adolescents

Infant Tooth Decay – Information for Parents
http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/owch/oral-health/infant-children/tooth-decay.htm
This is a list of brochures and other materials for parents to learn about infant oral health. Some materials are available in Spanish as well as in English.

Oral Health Tutorial
http://www.oralhealthtutorial.org/index.html
The Oral Health Tutorial is an educational program exclusively for non-dental professionals who work young children to raise awareness of Early Childhood Caries.

Oral Health for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/SHCNfactsheet.pdf
This is a fact sheet that describes the challenges and opportunities of maintaining oral health in children and adolescents with special needs.

Brush Up on Healthy Teeth
http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/children_adults/child.htm
The materials on this site encourage parents to help maintain their child’s oral health. A quiz, tip sheet, and poster are available from the site.

School Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program
http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/43,0,151,213.html
This free program provides weekly, one-minute fluoride rinses for children in grades K to 5. The weekly rinses, supervised by school personnel, help prevent tooth decay and can even help reverse existing decay.

Oral Health for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/SHCNfactsheet.pdf
This is a fact sheet that describes the challenges and opportunities of maintaining oral health in children and adolescents with special needs.

Smokeless Tobacco Users

Spit Tobacco
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/SpitTobacco
Individuals who want to learn about smokeless and spit tobacco can find information here regarding the health effects of smokeless tobacco as well as guides on quitting.

Individuals with Special Needs

Oral Health for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/SHCNfactsheet.pdf
This is a fact sheet that describes the challenges and opportunities of maintaining oral health in children and adolescents with special needs.

Athletes

Future Directions - Individuals with Dental Fear Overcoming Dental Anxiety
http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/dental_anxiety.html
This is an article for individuals who suffer from dental anxiety. It provides information on finding a supportive dentist, methods of sedation, and psychological techniques for dealing with dental fear.

Homeless

Homelessness and Oral Health: It’s Hard to Brush and Floss on the Street
http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/OHHomelessfactsheet.pdf
This is a fact sheet on the oral health issues among homeless populations.

  1. Settings
  2. Home-based

    Brush Up on Healthy Teeth
    http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/children_adults/child.htm
    The materials on this site encourage parents to help maintain their child’s oral health. A quiz, tip sheet, and poster are available from the site.
               
    School-based

    Oral Health Tip Sheet for Head Start Staff
    http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/HSOHTipParent.pdf

    This tip sheet targeted towards staff of Head Start programs is about working with parents to improve oral health care access.

    School Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program
    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/43,0,151,213.html
    This free program provides weekly, one-minute fluoride rinses for children in grades K to 5. The weekly rinses, supervised by school personnel, help prevent tooth decay and can even help reverse existing decay.

  3. Other Tools/Resources

    Oral Health for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
    http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/SHCNfactsheet.pdf
    This is a fact sheet that describes the challenges and opportunities of maintaining oral health in children and adolescents with special needs.  


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