Smile Big Shasta, Dental Health

Taking care of your smile starts with brushing your teeth twice a day. Regular brushing and flossing can help your teeth be healthy and benefit your overall health.

  Oral Health
Stop Cavities and Decay:

Brushing in the morning and at night and flossing once a day can remove germs and stop decay. It can also lead to fresher breath and healthy gums. Everyone can keep their teeth healthy by visiting a dentist twice a year. Taking care of your teeth can prevent decay and save you money on future dental care.

Fluoride:

The food and drinks that we put in our bodies can increase your chances of tooth decay. Fluoride protects against decay and promotes a healthy smile. To learn more about how fluoride protects teeth, please click here.

Healthy Mothers
Pregnancy:

Taking care of your oral health during pregnancy is important. Pregnancy can increase a mom's chances of tooth decay. To learn how pregnancy can impact your oral health and to learn how to keep your smile healthy before your baby comes, click here. There are many ways to take care of your oral health during pregnancy. To learn tips to help your take care of your teeth and gums during pregnancy, click here.

Protect Tiny Teeth

Babies:

Babies need special care while they are growing, to help protect their smiles. To learn more about how to care for your baby’s teeth, click here.

Image source: The American Association of Pediatrics, AAP.com, found here 

Kindergarten Oral Health

Kindergarten:

Children should visit a dentist when their first tooth comes in or when they turn one year old. The law says that kids must visit the dentist during their first school year. To learn more, click here.

Sealants

Sealants:

Sealants are protective coating that can help protect your molars against decay by 80%. Sealants can be applied to the first and second set of molars. Your first molars come in around age 6, and your second set comes in around age 12. For more information on how sealants protect teeth, click here.

 

Are you ready to visit a dentist?

Look for a Dentist in Your Area

See a List of Shasta County Denti-Cal Dentists

 
Oral Health resources and information:

 - Medi-Cal Has Dental Covered Services Chart
 - Dental Care During Pregnancy (English)
 - Dental Care During Pregnancy (Spanish)
 - Dental Care for Babies and Toddlers (English)
 - Dental Care for Babies and Toddlers (Spanish)
 - First Tooth, First Birthday
 - Fluoride Varnish, Helping Smiles Stay Strong
 - Tobacco Cessation Webpage
 - ReThinkYourDrink Water Recipes
 - Shasta County Denti-Cal Dentists

 

 

 

For more information or resources, you can contact the Local Oral Health Program at 530-225-5937.