Before the First Tooth has developed patient education materials to assist health professionals and community organizations in talking with patients about oral health.
Downloadable PDF versions of these materials are available here:
The “Dental Care During Pregnancy” bi-fold can be given to pregnant women to educate them on the changes they may see in their mouth and how to best care for teeth and gums during pregnancy. There is also information about caring for a baby’s mouth.
The “Pregnancy and Dental Health” postcard is a short resource that tells pregnant women how to care for their oral health during pregnancy.
The “Perinatal Oral Health Assessment” Checklist is used primarily by OB/GYNs and family medical providers while giving pregnant women an oral exam. Community organizations can also use this as reference when talking to their clients.
The “Fluoride Varnish” rack card is given to parents and care givers to explain what fluoride varnish is, how and where a child can get it, and information about its safety.
The “Healthy Smiles for Life” trifold is given to parents and caregivers to educate them on oral health care for their children from newborns to age six. It includes information about fluoride varnish application.