Kids know what makes teeth strong – fluoride!

May 7th, 2024 Children's Oral Health, Video

Fluoride Keeps Teeth Strong

What did you think about oral health when you were five years old? Chances are you didn’t think about it at all, unless you had a painful cavity. We asked preschoolers to talk about how brushing their teeth keeps them healthy and strong. See what these four, five and six year olds have to say […]

War Moved Kids to a Fluoridated Community

February 21st, 2024 Children's Oral Health, Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health

Amid the fighting of World War II, an urgent need to relocate children in Great Britain led to a powerful discovery — one that helped to revolutionize public health and children’s oral health. In a recent newspaper article, British dentist Ray Lowry told this fascinating story. War moved kids to a fluoridated community. Early in […]

New Tools for Oral Health Risk Assessment

June 22nd, 2023 Children's Oral Health, Health Equity, Infographics

The AAP Oral Health Risk Assessment tool has been updated to streamline and support this essential component of the well-child visit. The tool is now accompanied by an intake form to collect pertinent patient information from parents/caregivers. An updated self-management goal sheet supports shared decision-making on preventing cavities and maintaining healthy teeth at home. The […]

Closing the Gap in Oral Health Disparities for Indigenous Children

November 24th, 2021 Children's Oral Health

November is Native American Heritage Month,  which celebrates the history, heritage, traditions, and contemporary way of life of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges and inequities native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in […]