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American Dental Hygienists' Association. n.d.. Oral health nutrition. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 1 p.

American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone: (312) 440-8900
Fax: (312) 440-1806
Website: http://www.adha.org
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This document provides information about oral health and nutrition. The document describes foods that help to build healthy teeth and gums including foods that provide calcium, B vitamins, vitamins C and D, iron and protein, and magnesium and zinc. The document also explains the role of dental hygienists in providing oral health education and establishing a tobacco cessation program.


South Dakota Department of Health. [2016]. Dental health matters. [Pierre, SD]: South Dakota Department of Health, 1 p.

South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536

Telephone: (605) 773-3361
Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301
Website: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth
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This infographic focuses on the oral health status of children and adolescents in South Dakota. Topics include untreated tooth decay in children ages 6–8 in South Dakota compared to the general U.S. population and ways to prevent tooth decay. Contents include the number of high school students who have missed school because of problems with their teeth or mouth, the percentage of students in third grade who have not visited the dentist in the past 12 months, and the percentage of children who do not have dental sealants. Information about healthy behaviors such as toothbrushing, flossing, drinking water or milk instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, limiting the intake of decay-causing foods, and using products containing fluoride is also provided.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 42 pp.

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244

Telephone: (877) 267-2323
Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
Website: http://cms.gov
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This report shows the progress made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states to systematically measure and report on the quality of care that children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive. Contents include information about state-specific findings on quality and access in Medicaid and CHIP and monitoring and improving care for children enrolled in managed care. Topics include primary care access and preventive care, management of acute and chronic conditions, childhood obesity, oral health care, prenatal and postpartum care, and adolescent well care.


MedlinePlus. 2016. Child dental health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov
Website: http://www.medlineplus.gov
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These resources for parents and other caregivers address oral health during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Topics include news, prevention, screening, diagnosis and symptoms, treatment, nutrition, and specific conditions and related issues. Multimedia tools (tutorials, videos, games); and other resources are presented. The content is available in Chinese (traditional), English, Hmong, Japanese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


Kids Smiles. 2016. First Smiles. Philadelphia, PA: Kids Smiles, 1 video (3 min, 20 sec).

Kids Smiles
3751 Island Avenue, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Telephone: (215) 365-1033
Fax: (215) 365-1145
Website: http://www.kidssmiles.org
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This video for parents and other caregivers provides information about the importance of oral health in infants and young children. Topics include preventing dental caries in primary teeth; early examination, detection, and treatment; and education. The video shows an oral health professional performing a lap-to-lap examination, applying a fluoride varnish treatment, and encouraging a mother to give her child milk and water rather than juice.


Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Smile savers activity books. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, 2 items.

Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program
Family Health Services Bureau RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1350
Montgomery, AL 36104

Telephone: (334) 206-5675
Secondary Telephone: (334) 206-2950
Website: http://www.adph.org/oralhealth/Default.asp?id=1324
Available from the website.

These activity books focus on the role of oral hygiene and nutrition in preventing tooth decay and bad breath. One book is designed for students in kindergarten through grade 4 and one for students in grades 5 and up. Activities include coloring pages, connect the dots, crossword puzzles, and word finds. Topics include toothbrushing, flossing and choosing healthy snacks.


[Virginia Oral Health Coalition]. [2015]. Oral health matters: Oral health during pregnancy. [Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition], 1 p.

Virginia Oral Health Coalition
4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Telephone: (804) 269-8720
E-mail: info@vaoralhealth.org
Website: http://www.vaoralhealth.org
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This fact sheet for pregnant women provides information about oral health during pregnancy and includes tips for good oral health care. The fact sheet also discusses the importance of primary teeth in infants and young children, finding a dentist, and scheduling dental visits. The content appears in English on one side and in Spanish on the other side.


First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, Healthy+Active Before 5. 2015–. Sugar Bites. Concord, CA: First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, multiple items.

First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission
1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200
Concord, CA 94520

Telephone: (925) 771-7300
Website: http://www.first5coco.org
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These resources are part of a public-awareness campaign aimed at preventing the development of chronic diseases by encouraging parents to choose water for their young children instead of drinks that are high in sugar. The resources focus on reducing children's risk of obesity, tooth decay, and type 2 diabetes by reducing their consumption of flavored milk, juice drinks, soda, and sports drinks. Contents include brochures, posters, videos, and web graphics. The resources are available in English and Spanish.


National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2015. Results from the School Health Policies and Practices Study 2014. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 165 pp.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027

Telephone: (800) 232-4636
Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348
E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov
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This report provides school- and classroom-level data on each of the following 10 components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model: health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment and services, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, healthy and safe school environment, physical environment, employee wellness, family engagement, and community involvement. Information about oral health education, screening and referral, and professional development are included.


Oral Health America. 2015. Fall for Smiles. Chicago, IL: Oral Health America, multiple items.

Oral Health America
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601

Telephone: (312) 836-9900
Fax: (312) 836-9986
E-mail: info@oralhealthamerica.org
Website: http://www.oralhealthamerica.org
Available from the website.

These campaign resources for oral health professionals, families, and the media focus on the importance of regular dental visits, toothbrushing and flossing, and avoiding tobacco. Contents include an activity booklet with a coloring sheet, toothbrushing chart, and tip sheet; a promotion guide with press/letter templates, posters, and related items; a campaign booklet with information on how to get involved, tips for toothbrushing, and activities for families; a guide about social media and language; stories; a quiz; and a webinar. Images and logo are also available.


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