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

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…
April 1, 2021

Champion for Oral Health

For many of us a visit to the dentist is for preventive care such as a dental checkup or regular teeth cleaning. For some a visit is because of pain…
March 9, 2021

Be Proud of Your Mouth

March 20 is World Oral Health Day! Be proud of your mouth by taking care of your oral health. According to the FDI World Dental Federation, oral disease, such as…
February 9, 2021

Good Dental Health Starts at an Early Age

Many children are starting kindergarten with tooth decay. Key findings from an oral health assessment in 2019 show nearly half the kindergarteners in Orange County have experienced tooth decay. More…

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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