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Children's Oral Health
Cavities are on the rise in U.S. children. University of Washington experts in children and dentistry help parents and caregivers understand the significance of instilling good oral health practices, preventing cavities and building stronger teeth in kids. They also provide important information for public policy-makers.
Resources for Children's Oral Health
The Center for Pediatric Dentistry: The UW’s School of Dentistry and Seattle Children’s have partnered to combat the growing crisis of childhood dental disease.
NW Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities: This oral health card, developed by the UW School of Dentistry, is a reference card for dentists treating pregnant women, infants and toddlers.
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD): This nonprofit organization focuses on preventative and restorative dental care for Medicaid-eligible children from birth to age 6, with emphasis on enrollment by age 1.
CDC Division of Oral Health: This Center for Disease Control parent resource provides information on everything from fluoride to flossing.
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: An organization that calls itself “America’s Toothfairy,” the NCOHF is dedicated to eliminating pediatric dental disease and ensuring all children can access the comprehensive care they need for healthy, happy and productive futures.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resources Center: This online resource center responds to the needs of state and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues.