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Oral Health Screening

Posted on: April 1, 2010

Bright Smiles From Birth

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well-child visits.

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Pediatric Dentistry Referral- DentaQuest & AAPD

Posted on: April 1, 2010

Bright Smiles From Birth

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

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Fluoride: Water and Supplements

Posted on: February 16, 2010

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

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Oral Health Resources

Posted on: January 20, 2010

Bright Smiles from Birth Resource

ICAAP developed the following materials as part of the Bright Smiles from Birth Program. Some are intended for use with clinical staff and others are appropriate to hand out to parents. All files have been posted as Microsoft Word„• documents to allow practices to personalize them and add the practice logo and contact information.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact:

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What is Fluoride Varnish?

Posted on: February 16, 2009

 

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

Fluoride varnish is protective coating that can be painted on your child’s teeth by a dentist or doctor.  There are many benefits to fluoride varnish including prevention of tooth decay. 

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Tooth Decay

Posted on: February 16, 2009

 

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

Plaque is a film that develop on teeth and contains bacteria that can cause cavities. This fact sheet explains the nature of plaque, its effects on child dentition, and how plaque and tooth decay can be prevented.

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Visit the Dentist on a Child’s First Birthday

Posted on: February 16, 2009

 

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

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Brushing a Child’s Teeth

Posted on: February 16, 2009

 

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

Brushing a young child’s teeth is an important, sometimes delicate process.  This fact sheet explains how to correctly brush the child’s teeth from the time when the teeth first appear in the mouth, through 6 years of age.

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Bright and Healthy Smiles Begin at Birth

Posted on: February 16, 2009

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.

A child’s teeth begin erupting at around 6 months of age, and the development of these teeth play important roles in early childhood development.  Without proper care, tooth decay can occur in infants and preschool-aged children.  Tooth decay at this stage of development is called “early childhood caries”.

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Bright Smiles from Birth Acknowledgments

Posted on: February 16, 2008

Special thanks to “Smart Smiles” which runs under a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, and to the North Carolina Dental Screening and Varnish Project “Into the Mouths of Babes” in partnership with the NC Division of Medical Assistance, NC Oral Health Section, UNC Schools of Dentistry and Public Health, from which much information was obtained. Additional thanks to Drs Patrick Blahut, DDS, MPH (Indian Health Service); Burton L. Edelstein, DDS, MPH (Children’s Dental Health Project, Washington, DC); Steven Geiermann, DDS (HRSA Chicago Field Office); Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD (Duke University); Larry Kuhl, DDS, M.Ed. (Delta Dental Washington); Lawrence Meskin, DDS (University of Colorado); Srismitha Modem, BDS (India); John Neale, DDS, MPH (Farmington, New Mexico); Daniel Shaw, DMD, MSD (University of Minnesota – adjunct), and Peggy Timothé, DDS, MPH (CDC), who critiqued this material and made significant recommendations.

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