Alameda County Office of Dental Health

Resources for General Public

 
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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 at Every Age

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

An informational booklet for the general public about how to have a healthy mouth and teeth at every age. All photos in this booklet have been used with permission and consent of the subjects. All photos were taken before the shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19.


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 a Bright Smile: Families

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

One-page handouts for families show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth.

References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


Keep a Bright Smile: School-Age Children

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

One-page handouts for school age children show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth.

References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


Keep a Bright Smile: Sealants and Fluoride

Availble in English | Spanish

One-page handouts for City of Livermore residents show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth. In English and

Spanish.References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


Keep a Bright Smile: Young Children

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

One-page handouts for young children show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth.

References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


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  


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/


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


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 | Vietnamese

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 2020.

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


Healthy Teeth at Every Age

Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

An informational booklet for the general public about how to have a healthy mouth and teeth at every age. All photos in this booklet have been used with permission and consent of the subjects. All photos were taken before the shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19.


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/


Dentists in Alameda County

The Office of Dental Health provides a list of Dentists in Alameda County accepting new patients, upon availability. December 2020

Download PDF »


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

 


City of Livermore Residents

The Importance of Fluoride for Healthy Teeth

Fluoride is a mineral that is found in water and many foods. Fluoride helps protect teeth from cavities! Fluoride protects the enamel of your teeth by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria in the mouth. Most people in the United States have tap water with fluoride added. Water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay by more than 25% in children and adults.

The city of Livermore does not add fluoride to its tap water. We encourage families in Livermore to get fluoride by

  • using toothpaste with fluoride
  • using fluoride mouth rinses for people over age six
  • buying water with added fluoride

Talk with your dentist or doctor about whether getting a fluoride varnish treatment would be a good choice for you.

If you need to find a dentist see our Dental Providers list.


References:
American Dental Association. (2018). Fluoridation facts (ADA practical guide) (1st ed.). American Dental Association
WebMD. (2005, July 8).Dental health and fluoride treatment.


Common Questions About Fluoride

A Resource for Parents and Caregivers: English | Spanish

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

The information contained in these publications should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics. You may download or print from our website for personal reference only. The persons whose photographs are depicted on this poster are professional models. They have no relation to the issues discussed. Any characters they are portraying are fictional.

These publications have been developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The authors and contributors are expert authorities in the field of pediatrics. No commercial involvement of any kind has been solicited or accepted in the development of the content of the publications.


Five Reasons Why Flouride in Water is Good for Communities

Available in English

Factsheet on benefits of drinking fluoridated water and community water fluoridation.

Source: American Dental Association 2021


Fluoridation Facts

Available in English

Download e-version or PDF of Fluoridation Facts for free. Fluoridation Facts is a premier resource answering frequently asked questions about community water fluoridation.

Source:  American Dental Association, 2018


Fluoride Cavity Fighter

Poster Available in: English | Spanish

Fluoride: Cavity Fighter. Children can maintain good oral health in 4 ways.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015


Fluoride Varnish - Helping Smiles Stay Strong

Available in English

Brochure for parents and caregivers on importance of fluoride varnish.

Source: California Department of Health Care Services, Child Health and Disability Prevent (CHDP) Program, Oral Health Subcommittee. 2018


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.


How Fluoride Works

Available in Spanish

Poster for parents and caregivers on how fluoride helps protect the teeth: “Como la Fluoracion de la Agua Comunitaria Previene Caries Dental”.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019


Keep a Bright Smile: Sealants and Fluoride

Availble in English | Spanish

One-page handouts for City of Livermore residents show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth. In English and

Spanish.References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


Learn more about Fluoride

Available in Spanish

An informational website for parents and caregivers; ‘Conozca mas sobre el fluoruro’.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2021


Protecting Your Teeth for a Lifetime

Available in English | Spanish

Brochure for adults on how to prevent tooth loss.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020


Why do Children Need Fluoride?

Poster: English | Spanish

Poster for parents and caregivers on the need for fluoride in children.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015


Why Fluoride In Your Tap Water Is a Good Thing

Video: English

YouTube 3 mins video on the benefits of community water fluoridation.

Source: American Dental Association, 2016


Dentists in Alameda County

The Office of Dental Health provides a list of Dentists in Alameda County accepting new patients, upon availability. December 2020

Download PDF »


Transportation Support

Medi-Cal covers non-medical transportation and non-emergency medical transportation to your dental or medical appointments. See flyer for more information.

Available in English | Spanish


  • Infants, Children and Youth

    Keep a Bright Smile: School-Age Children

    Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

    One-page handouts for school age children show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth.

    References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


    Keep a Bright Smile: Sealants and Fluoride

    Availble in English | Spanish

    One-page handouts for City of Livermore residents show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth. In English and

    Spanish.References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


    Keep a Bright Smile: Families

    Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

    One-page handouts for families show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth.

    References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


    Keep a Bright Smile: Young Children

    Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

    One-page handouts for young children show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth.

    References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


    Healthy Teeth at Every Age

    Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

    An informational booklet for the general public about how to have a healthy mouth and teeth at every age. All photos in this booklet have been used with permission and consent of the subjects. All photos were taken before the shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19.


    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


    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/


    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 


  • 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


    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+)

    Healthy Teeth at Every Age

    Available in English | Spanish | Chinese

    An informational booklet for the general public about how to have a healthy mouth and teeth at every age. All photos in this booklet have been used with permission and consent of the subjects. All photos were taken before the shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19.


    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 2020.

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


    Dentures

    Available in EnglishSpanish | Chinese | Russian | Hmong | Vietnamese

    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


  • Medi-Cal Dental Program

    Dentists in Alameda County

    The Office of Dental Health provides a list of Dentists in Alameda County accepting new patients, upon availability. December 2020

    Download PDF »


    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

     


  • City of Livermore Residents

    Keep a Bright Smile: Sealants and Fluoride

    Availble in English | Spanish

    One-page handouts for City of Livermore residents show 9 actions on how to prevent problems with oral health and keep a healthy mouth. In English and

    Spanish.References: American Academy of Pediatrics. Adapted from CAMBRA- CDA Journal Oct/Nov. 2007. ACPHD Office of Dental Health, 010814, rev 12/2020


    Why do Children Need Fluoride?

    Poster: English | Spanish

    Poster for parents and caregivers on the need for fluoride in children.

    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015


    Protecting Your Teeth for a Lifetime

    Available in English | Spanish

    Brochure for adults on how to prevent tooth loss.

    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020


    How Fluoride Works

    Available in Spanish

    Poster for parents and caregivers on how fluoride helps protect the teeth: “Como la Fluoracion de la Agua Comunitaria Previene Caries Dental”.

    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019


    Common Questions About Fluoride

    A Resource for Parents and Caregivers: English | Spanish

    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

    The information contained in these publications should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics. You may download or print from our website for personal reference only. The persons whose photographs are depicted on this poster are professional models. They have no relation to the issues discussed. Any characters they are portraying are fictional.

    These publications have been developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The authors and contributors are expert authorities in the field of pediatrics. No commercial involvement of any kind has been solicited or accepted in the development of the content of the publications.


    Fluoride Cavity Fighter

    Poster Available in: English | Spanish

    Fluoride: Cavity Fighter. Children can maintain good oral health in 4 ways.

    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015


    Fluoride Varnish - Helping Smiles Stay Strong

    Available in English

    Brochure for parents and caregivers on importance of fluoride varnish.

    Source: California Department of Health Care Services, Child Health and Disability Prevent (CHDP) Program, Oral Health Subcommittee. 2018


    Learn more about Fluoride

    Available in Spanish

    An informational website for parents and caregivers; ‘Conozca mas sobre el fluoruro’.

    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2021


    Fluoridation Facts

    Available in English

    Download e-version or PDF of Fluoridation Facts for free. Fluoridation Facts is a premier resource answering frequently asked questions about community water fluoridation.

    Source:  American Dental Association, 2018


    Five Reasons Why Flouride in Water is Good for Communities

    Available in English

    Factsheet on benefits of drinking fluoridated water and community water fluoridation.

    Source: American Dental Association 2021


  • Dental Providers

    Dentists in Alameda County

    The Office of Dental Health provides a list of Dentists in Alameda County accepting new patients, upon availability. December 2020

    Download PDF »


  • Transportation Support

    Transportation Support

    Medi-Cal covers non-medical transportation and non-emergency medical transportation to your dental or medical appointments. See flyer for more information.

    Available in English | Spanish


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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