Oral Health Education Resources

Keeping your teeth healthy is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Below are materials about the importance of good oral health and preventive dental care for all ages.

Oral Health Resources by Age Group

Pregnancy

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is one of the most important things you can do for your and your baby’s health during your pregnancy.

Smile, California: Medi-Cal Covers Dental During Pregnancy Video

 

Infants (0-1)

Caring for your baby’s smile begins the moment they are born. Healthy gums make way for healthy teeth.

Toddlers (1-4)

Keeping baby teeth healthy is an important step in caring for your child’s permanent teeth because baby teeth hold space for the teeth growing under your child’s gums.


Kids (5-12)

The best way to keep your child’s gums and teeth healthy is to take him or her to regular dental visits every 6 months

Teens (13-17)

It is important to continue regular dental check-ups and home care throughout the teen years to ensure good oral health well into adulthood. Wisdom teeth usually come in during this time, completing the set of permanent teeth.

Adults (18-54)

As we get older, taking care of our health becomes more and more important. Good oral health is an important part of maintaining your overall health!

Seniors (55+)

No matter your age, you can keep your gums and teeth healthy, strong and pain-free. As an older adult, you are prone to gum disease and other oral health problems, but by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and seeing your dentist regularly, you can lower your risk.

 

Toothbrushing & Flossing

 

Elmo's Toothy Dance (2:07)

 

Nutrition

 

Activities and Games

Apps

Oral Health Apps

Brushing Apps

Nutrition Apps

Games

Sesame Street in Communities: Brush Those Teeth

Videos

 

Shows

Daniel Tigers' Neighborhood: Daniel Gets his Teeth Cleaned

 

Songs

Sesame Street: Brush Your Teeth Song

Daniel Tigers' Neighborhood: Daniel's Teeth Brushing Song

 

Printable Material

 

Infographics