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.

World Oral Health Day is March 20

Celebrate World Oral Health Day! Good oral health is essential for a healthy smile. Maintaining good oral health also extends far beyond your mouth, it can also have a positive impact on your general health and wellbeing. Aim for the best possible oral health to protect you, your family or someone you are caring for from oral diseases.

Oral diseases are global public health issues. While largely preventable, oral diseases pose a major health burden for many countries, affecting people of all ages and throughout their lifetime. Oral diseases such as cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer can cause pain and increase the risk for other health problems.

Click on the button below for simple tips to help you and your family maintain great oral health for better overall health and well-being.

Healthy Tips for Great Oral Health

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

March 4, 2024

World Oral Health Day is March 20

World Oral Health Day is March 20th! Celebrate World Oral Health Day. Good oral health is essential for a healthy smile. Maintaining good oral health also extends far beyond your…
February 7, 2024

Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! This national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated members of the dental team, healthcare providers, parents, caregivers, teachers, and other community partners…
January 4, 2024

8 Tips to Prevent a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can arise at any time of day or night. A growing number of people rely on hospital emergency room (ER) care for a variety of dental related issues.…
December 5, 2023

Caring for Your Oral Health When You Have a Cold or the Flu

Cold and rainy weather are signs that the winter season is near. The winter season is also the time of the year for colds and the flu. Everyone is at…
November 3, 2023

Be Gentle to Your Smile

Many of us are serious about our oral hygiene. Caring for our oral health helps promote a healthy smile and helps protect our general health. We do this by following…
October 4, 2023

A Healthy and Bright Smile for All Ages

Good dental hygiene habits are important for a healthy smile at every age. They can protect one from dental problems such as cavities and gum disease. Good dental hygiene habits…

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 equity for all Orange County residents.

Learn More About the LOHP