Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for General Public

 

A Healthy Smile for Your Baby: Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy

Available in EnglishSpanish

Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. A Healthy Smile for Your Baby: Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Source: https://www.mchoralhealth.org


A Healthy Smile for Your Young Child: Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy

Available in English | Spanish

Holt K, Barzel R. 2014. A Healthy Smile for Your Young Child: Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Source:  https://www.mchoralhealth.org


Cavity Keep Away

Cavity Keep Away brochure provides patients with clear messages about the importance and safety of dental care, and how to avoid passing on caries-causing bacteria. Tri-fold brochure is available in both English and Spanish and includes information on finding low-cost dental care.

Source: https://www.cdafoundation.org/education/cavity-keep-away


Dental Health Begins with your Children First Tooth

Available in English | Arabic | Armenian | Cambodian | Cantonese | Farsi | Hmong | Korean | Lao | Mandarin | Mien | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Source: Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Medi-Cal Dental Program. (rev.11/2014).


Dental Sealant Information For Parents

Available in English

Fact sheet for parents on the benefits of dental sealants. Produced by Washington State Department of Health. Oral Health Program.

Source: https://www.doh.wa.gov


Drinks Destroy Teeth

Available in English

An informative brief describing why acidic drinks are harmful to your teeth. An educational program of the Indiana Dental Association & 2011 American Dental Association Golden Apple Award Winner. 2012.

Source: http://drinksdestroyteeth.org/


Early Childhood Caries

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

Source: https://www.cda.org/


Fluoride Varnish Protecting Your Child’s Teeth

Available in English | Spanish

Source: Developed by JM Douglass, BDS DDS, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Oral Health Resources for Health Professionals.


Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles

Available in English

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. (2016). Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles.

Source: https://www.mchoralhealth.org/headstart/healthy-habits.php


Healthy Teeth Begin at Birth

Available in English | Armenian | Cambodian | Chinese | Hmong | Korean | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Smiles Education and Training Project. (May 2005) Healthy Teeth Begin at Birth.

Source: https://www.cdafoundation.org/


Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me

Available in English | Spanish

Sesame Street designed to help you and your child care for their teeth by following along with fun videos and activities. Produced by Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me, a bilingual, multimedia outreach initiative motivating children 2 to 5 years of age, their parents, and caregivers to care for children's oral health. 

Source: http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/teeth 


Keep Kids’ Mouths Healthy

This website is a great tool for parents to refer to when looking for more information about taking care of their kids’ teeth, and it also has fun, entertaining 2 minute videos that kids can watch while brushing their teeth. Produced by The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives-a coalition of the leading organizations in the field of oral health.

Source: http://www.2min2x.org/kids-healthy-mouths/index.html  


Mouth Healthy

Created by American Dental Association, this award-winning consumer website to provide information for better care of the mouth. Children can access games and quizzes, brushing calendar, activity sheets and videos.

Source: https://www.mouthhealthykids.org/en


Sealants

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

Fact sheet produced by the California Dental Association on the benefits of dental sealants.

Source: https://www.cda.org/


Stop the Spread of Tooth Decay Pamphlet

Available in EnglishSpanish

Pamphlet explains how germs cause tooth decay, how parents and caregivers can care for their own teeth and children’s teeth, and nutritious habits one can practice to improve oral health.

Made available by California Department of Public Health Programs. Oral Health Program.


You Can Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy!

Available in English

Information on cavities prevention, healthier snacks, bottle feeding and tooth brushing. Developed by AB Douglass, MD, JM Douglass, BDS DDS, HJ Silk, MD. University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine.

Source: http://resourcelibrary.stfm.org


Dental Care Before, During and After Pregnancy

Available in English

A downloadable patient focused flier that details the importance of good dental care before, during and after pregnancy. Made available by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Oral Health Program, Connecting Smiles.

Source: https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-009545.pdf


Oral Health Information for Moms and Moms-to-Be

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

Factsheet on some answers to some of the most frequently asked about dental health questions relating to pregnancy, infants, toddlers and children. Made available by California Dental Association.

Source: https://www.cda.org


Pregnancy and Dental Care

Available in English | Spanish

Poster on the importance for pregnant women to get their teeth cleaned, examined and have any needed dental work done before their baby is born. Made available by the New York State, Department of Health. Oral Health. Prenatal Oral Health Resources.

Source: https://www.health.ny.gov


Pregnancy and Oral Health- How your dental health affects your baby

Available in English

Pregnancy and Oral Health Brochure. Produced by Family Action with support from First Five Sonoma County.

Source: http://www.sonoma-county.org


Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Available in English | Arabic | Chinese | Chuukese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Samoan | Spanish | Vietnamese

This handout provides information on how to take care of your oral health while pregnant. Produced by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Source: https://www.mchoralhealth.org


Two Healthy Smiles: Tips to Keep You and Your Baby Healthy

Available in English | Spanish

Taking care of your mouth while you are pregnant is important for you and your baby. Brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental checkups and treatment will help keep you and your baby healthy. Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. Two Healthy Smiles: Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Source: https://www.mchoralhealth.org


Dentures

Available in EnglishSpanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnames

Factsheet explaining the benefits of replacing missing teeth your health and your appearance. Produced by the California Dental Association.

Source: https://www.cda.org


Diabetes Dental Tips

Available in English | Spanish

Factsheet from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research describes the relationship of oral health & diabetes and lists ways to maintain healthy mouth. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. NIH Publication No. 17-2946. August 2017.

Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Available in English | Spanish

This patient brochure discusses the causes of dry mouth, the importance of saliva to oral health, and steps to follow to relieve dryness. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. US Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health. NIH Publication No. 17-3174. August 2017.

Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


Finding Low-Cost Dental Care Part of the "Oral Health & Aging

Available in English

Information for Caregivers" series, this fact sheet provides suggestions for finding reduced-cost dental care. Publications made available by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/


Full Restoration of Adult Dental Benefits -Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Available in English

This document is a compilation of Full Restoration of Adult Dental Benefits, FAQ and responses regarding the restoration of dental services. Retrieved from California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). January 2018.

Source: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov


Older Adults and Oral Health

Also available in English | Spanish

This fact sheet dispels many common misconceptions about oral health and growing older and offers tips on maintaining a healthy mouth for a lifetime. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2017.

Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


Oral Cancer. Are you at Risk? What are the Signs and Symptom? Should you have an Oral Cancer Exam?

Available in English

Infographic summarizes oral cancer risk factors and tip on how to do a self-exam.  Made available by the National Institutes of Health. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. NIH Publication No: 16-5032 September 2016.

Source: https://www.aaoms.org


Oral Health in Older Adults: Seniors

Also available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

Factsheet explains what specific changes take place and how treatment and preventive methods may need to change with time. Produced by the California Dental Association.

Source: https://www.cda.org


Oral Health Resource Information for Caregivers of Older Adults

Brushing: Available in English
This fact sheet offers practical suggestions about how to provide guidance or direct care, as well as tips that may make brushing easier. Part of the "Oral Health & Aging: Information for Caregivers" series

Flossing: Available in English
A companion to the "Brushing" fact sheet, "Flossing" offers a step-by-step guide to those who can floss independently and provides tips for caregivers on how to floss someone else’s teeth. Part of the "Oral Health & Aging: Information for Caregivers" series.

Dry Mouth and Older Adult: Available in English
This fact sheet discusses the common causes of dry mouth in older adults and offers tips on how to get relief. Part of the "Oral Health & Aging: Information for Caregivers" series.

Publications made available by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. August 2018

Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


Receding Gums

Also available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

Fact sheet on receding gumline and periodontal disease. Produced by California Dental Association.

Source: https://www.cda.org

 


California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Denti-Cal Beneficiaries

This website provides a list of dentists who may be accepting new Denti-Cal patients by identifying the County where you would like to receive services. Medi-Cal members can also call the California Department of Health Care Services’ Beneficiary Customer Service Line at 1-800-322-6384 if they are having problems finding a dentist.

Source: https://www.denti-cal.ca.gov/Beneficiaries/Denti-Cal/


InsureKidsNow.Gov

This website provides Denti-Cal members with a new way to search for local dentists that may be accepting new patients. You can narrow down your search results by specifying the distance you are willing to travel, a preferred language, among other criteria. 

Source: https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ca/find-a-dentist/index.html  


Locate a Periodontist

The American Academy of Periodontology summarizes the critical information pertaining to periodontal disease, including signs, symptoms and treatments for this very common condition. Locate a Periodontist near you. 2018 American Academy of Periodontology

Source: https://www.perio.org/consumer/what-is-a-periodontist


Smile California Website

This website provides information on dental benefits available for Medi-cal enrolled members and helps you find a Medi-Cal Dental Provider in your area.

Source:  http://smilecalifornia.org   Also available in Spanish:  http://sonriecalifornia.org

 

 


Alameda County Social Services Agency

This website is an online system that will provide customers the option of applying for Medi-Cal. Calwin is the fast, easy way for California residents to get the help they need.

Source: www.mybenefitscalwin.org 


Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide

Available in English

This booklet for caregivers details the important role they play at home in maintaining good oral health for their family member or client with special needs. Publication made available by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov

 


  • Infants Children and Youth

    Cavity Keep Away

    Cavity Keep Away brochure provides patients with clear messages about the importance and safety of dental care, and how to avoid passing on caries-causing bacteria. Tri-fold brochure is available in both English and Spanish and includes information on finding low-cost dental care.

    Source: https://www.cdafoundation.org/education/cavity-keep-away


    You Can Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy!

    Available in English

    Information on cavities prevention, healthier snacks, bottle feeding and tooth brushing. Developed by AB Douglass, MD, JM Douglass, BDS DDS, HJ Silk, MD. University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine.

    Source: http://resourcelibrary.stfm.org


    Stop the Spread of Tooth Decay Pamphlet

    Available in EnglishSpanish

    Pamphlet explains how germs cause tooth decay, how parents and caregivers can care for their own teeth and children’s teeth, and nutritious habits one can practice to improve oral health.

    Made available by California Department of Public Health Programs. Oral Health Program.


    Sealants

    Available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

    Fact sheet produced by the California Dental Association on the benefits of dental sealants.

    Source: https://www.cda.org/


    Mouth Healthy

    Created by American Dental Association, this award-winning consumer website to provide information for better care of the mouth. Children can access games and quizzes, brushing calendar, activity sheets and videos.

    Source: https://www.mouthhealthykids.org/en


    Keep Kids’ Mouths Healthy

    This website is a great tool for parents to refer to when looking for more information about taking care of their kids’ teeth, and it also has fun, entertaining 2 minute videos that kids can watch while brushing their teeth. Produced by The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives-a coalition of the leading organizations in the field of oral health.

    Source: http://www.2min2x.org/kids-healthy-mouths/index.html  


    Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me

    Available in English | Spanish

    Sesame Street designed to help you and your child care for their teeth by following along with fun videos and activities. Produced by Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me, a bilingual, multimedia outreach initiative motivating children 2 to 5 years of age, their parents, and caregivers to care for children's oral health. 

    Source: http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/teeth 


    Dental Sealant Information For Parents

    Available in English

    Fact sheet for parents on the benefits of dental sealants. Produced by Washington State Department of Health. Oral Health Program.

    Source: https://www.doh.wa.gov


    Fluoride Varnish Protecting Your Child’s Teeth

    Available in English | Spanish

    Source: Developed by JM Douglass, BDS DDS, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Oral Health Resources for Health Professionals.


    Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles

    Available in English

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. (2016). Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles.

    Source: https://www.mchoralhealth.org/headstart/healthy-habits.php


  • Pre-natal / Pregnancy

    Two Healthy Smiles: Tips to Keep You and Your Baby Healthy

    Available in English | Spanish

    Taking care of your mouth while you are pregnant is important for you and your baby. Brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental checkups and treatment will help keep you and your baby healthy. Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. Two Healthy Smiles: Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

    Source: https://www.mchoralhealth.org


    Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

    Available in English | Arabic | Chinese | Chuukese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Samoan | Spanish | Vietnamese

    This handout provides information on how to take care of your oral health while pregnant. Produced by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

    Source: https://www.mchoralhealth.org


    Pregnancy and Dental Care

    Available in English | Spanish

    Poster on the importance for pregnant women to get their teeth cleaned, examined and have any needed dental work done before their baby is born. Made available by the New York State, Department of Health. Oral Health. Prenatal Oral Health Resources.

    Source: https://www.health.ny.gov


    Oral Health Information for Moms and Moms-to-Be

    Available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

    Factsheet on some answers to some of the most frequently asked about dental health questions relating to pregnancy, infants, toddlers and children. Made available by California Dental Association.

    Source: https://www.cda.org


    Pregnancy and Oral Health- How your dental health affects your baby

    Available in English

    Pregnancy and Oral Health Brochure. Produced by Family Action with support from First Five Sonoma County.

    Source: http://www.sonoma-county.org


    Dental Care Before, During and After Pregnancy

    Available in English

    A downloadable patient focused flier that details the importance of good dental care before, during and after pregnancy. Made available by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Oral Health Program, Connecting Smiles.

    Source: https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-009545.pdf


  • Adult and Older Adult (65+)

    Receding Gums

    Also available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

    Fact sheet on receding gumline and periodontal disease. Produced by California Dental Association.

    Source: https://www.cda.org

     


    Finding Low-Cost Dental Care Part of the "Oral Health & Aging

    Available in English

    Information for Caregivers" series, this fact sheet provides suggestions for finding reduced-cost dental care. Publications made available by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

    Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/


    Oral Health Resource Information for Caregivers of Older Adults

    Brushing: Available in English
    This fact sheet offers practical suggestions about how to provide guidance or direct care, as well as tips that may make brushing easier. Part of the "Oral Health & Aging: Information for Caregivers" series

    Flossing: Available in English
    A companion to the "Brushing" fact sheet, "Flossing" offers a step-by-step guide to those who can floss independently and provides tips for caregivers on how to floss someone else’s teeth. Part of the "Oral Health & Aging: Information for Caregivers" series.

    Dry Mouth and Older Adult: Available in English
    This fact sheet discusses the common causes of dry mouth in older adults and offers tips on how to get relief. Part of the "Oral Health & Aging: Information for Caregivers" series.

    Publications made available by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. August 2018

    Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


    Oral Health in Older Adults: Seniors

    Also available in English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

    Factsheet explains what specific changes take place and how treatment and preventive methods may need to change with time. Produced by the California Dental Association.

    Source: https://www.cda.org


    Older Adults and Oral Health

    Also available in English | Spanish

    This fact sheet dispels many common misconceptions about oral health and growing older and offers tips on maintaining a healthy mouth for a lifetime. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2017.

    Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


    Full Restoration of Adult Dental Benefits -Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    Available in English

    This document is a compilation of Full Restoration of Adult Dental Benefits, FAQ and responses regarding the restoration of dental services. Retrieved from California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). January 2018.

    Source: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov


    Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

    Available in English | Spanish

    This patient brochure discusses the causes of dry mouth, the importance of saliva to oral health, and steps to follow to relieve dryness. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. US Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health. NIH Publication No. 17-3174. August 2017.

    Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


    Dentures

    Available in EnglishSpanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnames

    Factsheet explaining the benefits of replacing missing teeth your health and your appearance. Produced by the California Dental Association.

    Source: https://www.cda.org


    Diabetes Dental Tips

    Available in English | Spanish

    Factsheet from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research describes the relationship of oral health & diabetes and lists ways to maintain healthy mouth. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. NIH Publication No. 17-2946. August 2017.

    Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov


    Oral Cancer. Are you at Risk? What are the Signs and Symptom? Should you have an Oral Cancer Exam?

    Available in English

    Infographic summarizes oral cancer risk factors and tip on how to do a self-exam.  Made available by the National Institutes of Health. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. NIH Publication No: 16-5032 September 2016.

    Source: https://www.aaoms.org


  • Medi-Cal Dental Program

    Smile California Website

    This website provides information on dental benefits available for Medi-cal enrolled members and helps you find a Medi-Cal Dental Provider in your area.

    Source:  http://smilecalifornia.org   Also available in Spanish:  http://sonriecalifornia.org

     

     


    Locate a Periodontist

    The American Academy of Periodontology summarizes the critical information pertaining to periodontal disease, including signs, symptoms and treatments for this very common condition. Locate a Periodontist near you. 2018 American Academy of Periodontology

    Source: https://www.perio.org/consumer/what-is-a-periodontist


    California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Denti-Cal Beneficiaries

    This website provides a list of dentists who may be accepting new Denti-Cal patients by identifying the County where you would like to receive services. Medi-Cal members can also call the California Department of Health Care Services’ Beneficiary Customer Service Line at 1-800-322-6384 if they are having problems finding a dentist.

    Source: https://www.denti-cal.ca.gov/Beneficiaries/Denti-Cal/


    InsureKidsNow.Gov

    This website provides Denti-Cal members with a new way to search for local dentists that may be accepting new patients. You can narrow down your search results by specifying the distance you are willing to travel, a preferred language, among other criteria. 

    Source: https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ca/find-a-dentist/index.html  


  • Medi-Cal Information

    Alameda County Social Services Agency

    This website is an online system that will provide customers the option of applying for Medi-Cal. Calwin is the fast, easy way for California residents to get the help they need.

    Source: www.mybenefitscalwin.org 


  • Special Health Care Needs

    Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide

    Available in English

    This booklet for caregivers details the important role they play at home in maintaining good oral health for their family member or client with special needs. Publication made available by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

    Source: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov

     


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For general information,
please call (510) 208-5910
Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Alameda County Office of Dental Health
1000 Broadway, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94607

DentalHealth@acgov.org

Tel: (510) 208-5910 | Fax: (510) 273-3748

Alameda County Public Health Department