Healthy Teeth

Good oral health is important to your child's good overall health. Iowa's I-Smile™ dental home initiative helps connect Iowa children with the dental services they need to grow up happy and healthy.

CDC - Children's Oral Health
Provides you with everything you need to know about oral health prevention, treatment and maintenance in children and adults.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAQ's)
Offers a list of frequently asked questions and best practices when dealing with your child's dental health.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (Brochures)
Provides a list of parent education brochures that address the most common topics regarding pediatric dental health. Some of the brochure topics include: dental care for your baby, diet & snacking, fluoride, sealants, mouth protectors, thumb/finger & pacifier habits and regular dental visits.

Why Worry About Baby Teeth?
Dental problems can begin early. Babies and toddlers can get tooth decay, as well as gum disease.

Bright Futures - Oral Health
This site informs families about the essentials of oral health, including oral development, dental caries, periodontal disease, malocclusion, tobacco use, and injury.

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby
What you eat when you are pregnant is important. Eating right will help you and your growing baby stay healthy.

When Should I start Caring for My Child's Teeth?
Proper dental care begins even before a baby's first tooth appears. This site will provide you information on proper teeth care.



The Oral Health of Children:  A Portrait of States and the Nation 2005
This is a survey that provides national and state level information on the health and well-being of children and there use of health services including dental health.