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

June 1, 2022

Tips for a Healthy, Summer Smile

June is the official start of summer. School is out and it’s time for vacations, barbeques, beaches, and plenty of outdoor activities. With all the exciting things to do during…
May 11, 2022

Oral Health Begins at Birth

Oral health begins at birth. Caring for your baby’s oral health is important to prevent tooth decay. It can also help set the stage for good dental care habits as…
April 1, 2022

Take Steps to Prevent Oral Cancer

Daily oral care is important to prevent cavities, gum disease, and for your overall health. But there is another reason to keep your mouth healthy – oral cancer. About Oral…
March 1, 2022

World Oral Health Day is March 20

World Oral Health Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that oral disease affects nearly 3.5 billion people globally. Oral disease such as tooth decay, gum…
February 1, 2022

Smile! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Help promote Children’s Dental Health Month by sharing with parents and caregivers the importance of good oral health habits and routine dental checkups…
January 1, 2022

Dental Care on a Budget

The new year is here and many of us have set goals for a better, brighter year. Some of us have set out to improve our health by eating better…

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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