Health and Wellness
2018 National Dental Hygiene Month
October is National Dental Hygiene Month and serves as a great opportunity to emphasize the importance of good oral hygiene. A number of resources are available for WIC staff to learn about and educate WIC participants on oral health, including:
- Information and a video about the causes and prevention of baby bottle tooth decay
- A How to care for your child's teeth page that offers information about teething, thumb sucking and pacifier use and an infographic entitled "5 Ways to Prevent Kids' Tooth Decay"
The American Academy of Pediatrics' Oral Health page on their healthykids.org site.
Other resources on the WIC Works Resource System, such as the collection page Oral Health in Infants, Children and Pregnant Women that includes, among other resources, a link to free NIH publications, and Open Wide: Oral Health Training for Professionals. You can find a complete list of oral health resources available on WIC Works here.