Smile Habits OC

Learn how to keep your and your family's smile healthy and happy! Smile Habits OC is a resource for anyone who would like to know more about maintaining good oral health.

Seeing the Dentist is SAFE

Seeing the dentist regularly is part of preventive dental care. Untreated dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease can become painful, costly, and affect your overall health.

Seeing the dentist is safe. Dental offices have implemented enhanced safety practices and are following CDC guidelines for providing care during the pandemic.

Click on the button below to watch a video to learn what dental offices are doing to make sure dental visits are safe for their patients and staff.

Click here for information and resources on dental care and a list of dental and medical centers open during COVID-19 or call the OC Health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448.

Dental Office Safety

Infancy (0-11 months)

It starts with my very first tooth.

Early Childhood (1-5 years)

Help me develop good habits from the start.

School-Aged Children (6-13 years)

Protecting my permanent teeth is important to me.

Adolescents & Young Adults (14-20 years)

I need to take control of my oral health.

Adults (21-64 years)

My oral health is just as important as my overall health.

Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Oral health care and medical care go hand in hand.

Older Adults/Seniors (65+ years)

I want to keep my smile and natural teeth.

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities / Special Health Care Needs

I may need help for my best oral health.

Blogs and Local Oral Health News

October 1, 2021

Healthy Smile, Healthy Body

A healthy lifestyle can help lower the risk of heart disease, help the body maintain a strong immune system, and can lead to fewer health problems. Living healthy includes making…
September 1, 2021

The Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment: Good for Families, Good for Communities

Dental disease is one of the most common reasons for school absences (CDA). Children with untreated dental problems can often be in pain, cannot sleep at night, makes it difficult…
August 2, 2021

Top 3 Back to School Dental Health Tips

Many children will be returning to school in August. Parents will be helping their children prepare for the new school year with school supplies, backpacks, and new clothes. Parents will…
July 1, 2021

Crush the Nicotine Habit!

There are many dental care habits to maintain good dental health such as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and avoiding food and beverages high in sugar. Being…
June 1, 2021

Dental Care Tips for Caregivers

Daily dental care is essential. Plaque can place teeth and gums at risk if not brushed and flossed daily. Brushing twice a day, flossing every day and seeing the dentist…
May 4, 2021

What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious oral health condition that can damage the hard and soft tissue around the teeth. Without treatment, severe gum disease can…

About the Orange County
Local Oral Health Program

The Orange County Local Oral Health Program (LOHP) is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for promoting and supporting optimal oral health for all ages.

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