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
and IMPORTANT

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

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

Blog
December 1, 2022

Get an Early Start on a Dental Home

Tooth decay, if left untreated can have a serious impact on a child’s health and well-being. It can cause pain and infections which can affect a child’s ability to eat,…
Blog
November 1, 2022

Ready, Set, Brush!

November 1st is National Brush Day! It’s time to break out the healthy smile dance. This is a special day to remind us of the importance of oral health by…
Blog
October 3, 2022

Enjoy the Wealth of Oral Health

For many of us wealth means having an abundance of money and living a comfortable life. Enjoying the wealth from good oral health is having strong teeth, healthy gums, and…
Blog
September 1, 2022

Achieving Oral Health for All

According to the CDC, tooth decay remains the most chronic condition for children and adults. Up to ten percent of children, 2 to 5 years old have untreated cavities. Many…
Blog
August 1, 2022

Good Dental Health Equals Good Grades

Pencils, notebooks, and backpacks, it is back to school time for many scholars. This is the time of the year when parents and caregivers will be helping their child prepare…
Blog
July 1, 2022

Drink Water for a Healthy Smile

Water is essential to help the body function properly. It helps regulate body temperature and helps lubricate joints and muscles. Water also helps the body absorb nutrients from food 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.

Learn More About LOHP