State public health dental hygienists provide oral health education and training programs that include videos, interactive demonstrations, and printed educational materials. Instruction covers dental disease prevention, oral hygiene practices, dental injury prevention and professional dental care practices. Programs are targeted toward all age groups with a focus on vulnerable populations, such as young children, the frail elderly and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Plaque & Gum Disease
What is Dental Plaque? Video and information about dental plaque. (Ages 3-Adult)
Review the types of gum diseases, risk factors, symptoms and much more. (Adult)
Video on Oral Hygiene (Ages 3 - Adult)
Information sheet and video demonstrating recommended technique for flossing. (Ages 3-Adult)
Safety and First Aid
Information detailing common dental emergencies and how to deal with them (Ages 5-Adult)
Information for when to wear a mouth guard, types, replacement, and care.
Rethink Your Drink Campaign: Education on identifying healthy drinks and the link between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and health risks. A curriculum is also provided for high school students.
Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles Handouts provide oral health tips for infants and young children as well as for pregnant women.
Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP) website has resources for caregivers and health professionals.
For Caregivers of Seniors
Mouth Care Basics: Learn how to provide mouth care for elderly with teeth and dentures
For Caregivers of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
For the General Adult Population
For more information on women's and children's health, please visit our Women, Infant and Community Wellness website.