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.

Have a Cavity-Free Summer

June is the start of summer! School is out and it’s time for a family vacation and plenty of outdoor activities. With all the exciting things to do and the variety of tasty treats, it can be easy to forget about your oral care. This can increase the risk of cavities.

June is also Oral Health Month. Celebrate by doing your best to maintain your oral health whether you are taking a trip or enjoying summer activities with family and friends. Click on the button below for oral care tips to help you and your family enjoy a cavity-free smile, all summer long!

Tips for a Cavity-Free Summer

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 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities / Neurodiverse


I may need help to maintain my best oral health.

Blogs and Local Oral Health News

tips for a healthy summer smileBlog
June 6, 2024

Have a Cavity-Free Summer

June is the start of summer! School is out and it’s time for family vacations and plenty of outdoor activities. With all the exciting things to do and the variety…
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May 3, 2024

Flossing, Extremely Important for Children

May is Dental Care Awareness Month Good oral hygiene starts at home. Teaching children to brush and floss daily at an early age can help reduce tooth decay and prepare…
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April 1, 2024

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month This annual observance emphasizes the importance of an oral cancer screening. Early detection is your best defense. If diagnosed early, it can help doctors…
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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…
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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…
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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.…

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