Oral Health in Infants, Children and Pregnant Women

Breastfeeding Childhood Health and Wellness Infancy Pregnancy

Education Materials

Free Publications Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research
Offers free fact sheets, posters and booklets and other publications, many available in Spanish, on a variety of oral health topics, including, but not limited to:

              Adult Oral Health                    Diabetes and Oral Health
              Children's Oral Health           Finding Low-Cost Dental Care
              Developmental Disabilities

Oral Health Education Resources Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Provides education materials, in English and Spanish, geared towards those aged 3 years and older on oral health including illustrated how-to posters, dental health and pregnancy, and more.

Oral Health - Tips for Families Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness
This handout provides information on the importance of oral health in children and tips for parents/caregivers.

Get the Facts About Oral Health Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start
Infographic covering the myths and facts about the oral health of pregnant women, infants and young children.

Taking Care of Your Oral Health When You are Pregnant Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Provides tips for pregnant women on keeping their mouth and teeth healthy.

Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy Source: Georgetown University, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Provides tips for pregnant women covering getting oral health care, practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and other healthy behaviors.


Information Resources

Children's Oral Health Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC
Provides information about what parents and caregivers can do to protect their child's teeth.

Brushing Up on Oral Health: Never Too Early to Start Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides guidelines for establishing good dental health for infants.

Pregnancy and Teeth Source: American Dental Association
Provides videos, Q&As, and information on oral health during pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as a find-a-dentist locator.

Oral Health Resource Bulletin Source: Georgetown University, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Periodic publication for the maternal and child health community providing information about selected materials of interest, such as standards, guidelines, curricula, conference proceedings, policies, and reports. WIC-specific materials are often included.