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 important. It 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 to ensure safe access to dental care.

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 directory of Community Dental and Medical Centers in Orange County or call the OC Health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448.

Dental Office Safety

Oral Health Information for the Whole Family

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

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, 2023

Healthy Drinks, Healthy Teeth

Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages have become the daily choice for many school-aged children, teens, and adults. As a result, many dental providers are seeing tooth decay from frequent…
May 1, 2023

Dental Coverage, 26 and Beyond

Regular dental checkups are important. A visit to the dentist can help detect and treat tooth decay and gum disease in its early stages, avoiding pain and extra expenses. Regular…
April 3, 2023

A Healthy Smile for a New Parent

Welcoming a new baby can be an exciting time for new parents. Holding and bonding with your baby, or marveling at their facial expressions, such as a smile, are some…
March 1, 2023

Protect Your Teeth from Dental Plaque

Teeth are essential to our daily lives. They help us enjoy our favorite foods, speak, and help us smile. Strong and healthy teeth can last a lifetime. But there is…
February 1, 2023

Take Action to Prevent Early Childhood Cavities

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, cavities are four (4) times more common than childhood asthma and three (3) times more likely than childhood obesity. It is the…
January 4, 2023

Upgrade Your Oral Health for a Brighter New Year

Cheers! The new year is here. Many of us ring in the new year by setting goals to achieve a healthier and happier year. Eating better, being more active, and…

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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