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Oral Health Education/Information

Code: LH-2700.6350

Programs that provide information about dental health and hygiene (including the importance of brushing and flossing, using dental sealants, the benefits of fluoridation, avoiding sugary foods and getting regular checkups) which encourages the public to make choices that help them avoid cavities, gum disease or other oral health problems and improve their overall well being. These programs may also provide general information about oral health problems (such as oral cancer, teeth grinding, periodontal disease and bad breath) and associated treatment options; education and outreach regarding the importance of oral health care for women who are pregnant including information about the relationship between gum disease and preterm and low birth weight babies; and fact sheets or other materials which address oral health issues such as community water fluoridation as a preventive measure, use of bottled water, oral health nutrition, cosmetic dentistry/tooth whitening, oral piercing, dental anesthesia, dental benefits/insurance, choosing a dentist, and oral health for specific populations (such as children, adolescents, pregnant women, older adults or people with diabetes).

See Also:

Dental Associations (TN-5000.1800)

Dental Care Volunteer Opportunities (PX-3000.1500)

Dental Care (LV-1600)

Dental Insurance (LH-3000.1700)

Dental Care Referrals (LH-2600.1700)

Dental Screening (LF-4900.1670)

Oral Cancer Screening (LF-4900.1500-550)

Dental Schools (HD-6000.6200-180)

Dental Records (DF-7000.1780)

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