ncourage health care and dental care providers to work together to ensure every child has access to oral health care — by age one or when their first teeth emerge. Baby teeth count!
Support community clinics and organizations which provide oral health care to members of your community. Contact local officials and legislators to expand support for these services.
Talk with your dentist about what s/he is doing for kids in the community. Ask them to display ‘Watch Your Mouth’ posters in their office.
Recognize the dentists in your community who stand up for kids’ oral health. Encourage dental students who pursue working in community settings and with very young children. With more visibility, others might follow these leaders. Ask community leaders to speak up at civic organizations, e.g. Rotary, Lions, etc. to recognize committed dentists.