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Academy of General Dentistry. n.d.. The life of a tooth: A visual timeline. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, 1 v. (InfoBites)

Annotation: This timeline provides information on oral health and oral health care throughout life. Topics include developmental events, interaction with dentists, and oral hygiene.

Contact: Know Your Teeth, Academy of General Dentistry, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60611-6660, Telephone: (888) 243-3368, ext. 5300 Fax: (312) 440-0559 E-mail: info@knowyourteeth.com Web Site: http://knowyourteeth.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Developmental stages, Infants, Oral health

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Oral health: Tips for health managers from the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health managers in Head Start programs discusses the importance of good oral health habits for children and pregnant women. Tips are provided for preventing tooth decay, making healthy food and beverage choices, the role of fluoride in helping to prevent tooth decay, and how parents can help children learn to brush teeth properly. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental hygiene, Fluorides, Head Start, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health. n.d.. Brushing basics activity book for healthy teeth and gums. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This activity book provides information about keeping children’s teeth healthy. It includes information about brushing, flossing, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, eating fruits and vegetables daily, and visiting the dentist. Activities for children, such as coloring pages, dot-to-dots, and a song, are also included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Coloring books, Dental hygiene, Educational materials, Nutrition, Oral health

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Dental hygienist liaison project. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information about the dental hygienist liaison (DHL) project created by the National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness, working in partnership with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Under the DHL project, volunteer dental hygienists help promote oral health for pregnant women and children enrolled in Head Start and children enrolled in child care. The handout explains the rationale for and purpose of the project and discusses the role of the DHL. Information on how to contact the DHL in each state is included.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Head Start, Health promotion, Oral health, Pregnant women, Young children

Holt K, Lowe B. 2019. Checklist for child care staff: Best practices for good oral health. Itasca, IL: National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness,

Annotation: This checklist provides items that child care program staff can check to reflect what they are doing to promote good oral health for infants, toddlers, and young children. Items not checked can serve as goals to help staff work toward improving their practices related to food and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is divided into three main categories: infants from birth to age 1, toddlers ages 1–3, and young children ages 3–5. Within each category, items to check are listed in two sub-categories: foods and drinks and oral hygiene. The checklist is written in simple language.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Spanish language materials., Young children

University of Maryland School of Public Health's Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. 2019. Brushing toddlers' teeth. College Park, MD: University of Maryland School of Public Health Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, 1 video (2:18 minutes).

Annotation: This video focuses on the importance of brushing toddlers’ teeth. The video shows a health professional demonstrating to a mother techniques for brushing toddlers’ teeth. Different positions for brushing are demonstrated, and guidance for how often to brush and how much fluoridated toothpaste to use are discussed. What to do if a child cries during brushing is also addressed.

Contact: University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, Dean's Office, SPH Building, Room 2367, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Telephone: (301) 405-2356 E-mail: HealthLiteracy@umd.edu Web Site: http://www.healthliteracy.umd.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Fluoride, Oral health, Videotapes, Young children

Texas Department of State Health Services. 2019. Baby steps for tiny teeth. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1 video (6:37 minutes).

Annotation: This video shows a conversation between a new mother and her friend. Topics include the importance of not cleaning an infant’s pacifier with saliva, not putting a child to sleep with a bottle, and not giving infants juice. The video provides a dentist’s perspective on why it is important for infants to visit the dentist. It shows the dentist examining an infant while explaining each step of the process. Tips on how to check an infant’s mouth for tooth decay and how to clean an infant’s gums and teeth are provided. The video is available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, Telephone: (512) 458-7111 Secondary Telephone: (512) 458-7708 Fax: (512) 458-7750 Web Site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Spanish language materials, Videos

University of California, Los Angeles, Behavioral Economics for Oral Health Innovation Project. 2018. Take care of your child's baby teeth. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles, Behavioral Economics for Oral Health Innovation Project, 1 video (3:36 min.). (BEECON anticipatory guidance video)

Annotation: This video for parents explains why primary teeth are important for children. Tips for soothing infants who are teething, promoting healthy primary teeth, and taking infants and young children to the dentist are provided. The video demonstrates how to brush an infant’s or child’s teeth and the right amount of fluoride toothpaste. Also discussed are problems in the mouth that need immediate attention from a dentist. In addition, the video explains what kind of foods and drinks are best for infants’ and children’s oral health and overall health. The video is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, 10833 Le Conte Avnenue, Box 951668, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668, Web Site: http://dentistry.ucla.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Spanish language materials, Teething, Videos

Hebert C. 2018. The importance of baby teeth. no place: no publisher, 2.06 minutes.

Annotation: This video for parents focuses on oral health for infants and young children. Topics include the importance of taking care of primary teeth and ways to prevent tooth decay in infants and young children, including brushing teeth with the right amount of fluoridated toothpaste and establishing good oral hygiene routines at an early age. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecting Smiles, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2100 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29201, Web Site: http://connectingsmiles.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Fluoride, Infant health, Oral health, Toothbrushing, Videotapes, Young children

Hebert C. 2018. Protecting your child's smile. no place: no publisher, 1.38 minutes.

Annotation: This video for parents focuses on the importance of having a healthy mouth in infancy and in childhood. Topics include teaching children to value having a healthy mouth, how tooth decay can affect infants and children, how to recognize tooth decay, what causes tooth decay, and the importance of limiting the transmission of the bacteria via salivia from parent to child. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecting Smiles, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2100 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29201, Web Site: http://connectingsmiles.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Infant health, Oral health, Videotapes, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2017. Keeping your mouth healthy is important for your baby to have a healthy mouth. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 3 items.

Annotation: These resources for pregnant women focus on the importance of a healthy mouth both before and during pregnancy. Contents include a sharable image, an infographic, and a video. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Multimedia, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program. 2017. Oral health during pregnancy/Baby's first dental visit. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This bookmark for pregnant women provides information about oral health and oral health care during pregnancy and infancy. The bookmark offers tips on oral hygiene, nutrition, and dental visits during pregnancy on one side and tips on oral health during infancy on the other. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Disease prevention, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services

Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program. 2017. Smile for good health. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet provides information about the importance of oral health for overall health for infants, children, and adolescents. Contents include tips on preventing tooth decay, such as cleaning an infant’s gums and teeth after feeding; the age 1 dental visit; toothbrushing and flossing; fluoride; and dental sealants. Tips on offering water to children, wearing mouth guards, and avoiding tobacco are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Infants, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parenting, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials

Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program. 2017. Brush Twice a Day to Remove Germs / Floss Once a Day to Remove Germs. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet is designed to assist women in brushing and flossing their teeth before, during, and after pregnancy. The tip sheet is available in English and Spanish. The tip sheet was produced by the Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program.[Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. 2017. Healthy mouths for you and your baby. College Park, MD: University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, 1 video (2 min.).

Annotation: This video provides information about what mothers can do to promote good oral health in their infant or young child and why it is important to do so. The video shows an oral health professional explaining to a new mother how to take care of an infant's mouth, demonstrating how to clean the infant’s mouth, and observing while the mother cleans the infant’s mouth. The video is available in English and in English with Spanish subtitles.

Contact: University of Maryland School of Public Health, Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, Dean's Office, SPH Building, Room 2367, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Telephone: (301) 405-2356 E-mail: HealthLiteracy@umd.edu Web Site: http://www.healthliteracy.umd.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental hygiene, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Maternal health, Multimedia, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Young children

Virginia Department of Health. 2017. Brushing your child's teeth: Children six months and older. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet for parents and other caregivers provides information about how to care for primary teeth in infants and children ages 6 months and older. The tip sheet discusses when to start brushing a child’s teeth, how to teach a child to brush his or her teeth, the proper way to brush a child’s teeth, how many times a day to brush a child’s teeth, and how often a child’s toothbrush should be replaced. The tip sheet is written in simple language and is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Young children, Consumer education materials

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2017. Protect your baby from tooth decay. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about how to keep infants’ and young children’s teeth healthy. Other topics include the importance of primary teeth; what fluoride varnish is, how it helps prevent tooth decay, how it is applied, whether it is safe, and what happens after it is applied; and how much toothpaste to use for infants and young children. The brochure is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 Secondary Telephone: (501) 661-2000 Fax: (501) 661-2055 Web Site: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/oralhealth/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: , Arkansas, Consumer education materials, Dental Hygiene, Dental decay, Fluoride, Health promotion, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2017. Dental sealants save teeth!. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for parents provides information about how dental sealants can protect teeth from decay. Topics include what dental sealants are, which teeth should be sealed, how sealants are applied, whether decay can occur underneath sealants, how long sealants last, how sealants feel, and how Connecticut residents can get dental sealants. Other tips for preventing tooth decay are included. The document is available in Chinese, Creole, English, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-8000 E-mail: webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: , Connecticut, Consumer education materials, Dental decay, Dental hygiene, Dental sealants, Health promotion, Non English language materials, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

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

Annotation: 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 mouths, the per- centage 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 and using products containing fluoride is also provided.

Contact: 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 Web Site: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, School age children, South Dakota, State surveys, Statistical data

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2016]. What is tooth decay?. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp. (Oral health in Massachusetts; A fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information on what tooth decay is and how to prevent it. It discusses the tooth decay process and what prevents tooth decay. It also explains the importance of toothbrushing and the proper technique for brushing children’s teeth. Instructions for how much fluoride to use and how to choose a toothbrush are included. The document is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Fluoride, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Spanish language materials, Young children

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.