CONSUMER
EDUCATIONAL
RESOURCES
CONSUMER
EDUCATIONAL
RESOURCES
CONSUMER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Tips & Tricks
Oral Health Kansas has developed many resources over the years to help with patient and consumer education. Recently, based on recommendations from one of our partners, we came up with Oral Health Tips and Tricks. These are one page fact sheets: colorful, simple and concise. They are targeted toward the everyday consumer. You are more than welcome to print and distribute our Tips and Tricks.

All of these fact sheets were developed based on requests from our supporters. Please send an email to info@oralhealthkansas.org if you would like us to develop a Tips & Tricks on a topic that is not listed.

These Tips and Tricks are available in the following fact sheets:

 

 

New resources for people with mobility challenges!

Adaptive Aids for Toothbrushing:
Resources for Adaptive Aides
A healthy mouth is essential for overall health. People with disabilities are more likely to experience dental problems when a daily hygiene routine is not practiced. Here are some products that can help you adapt your toothbrushing routine.
Available for free download: Resources for Adaptive Aids

Toothbrushing booklet:
CHANGING IT UP: How to keep toothbrushing in your routine when experiencing limited mobility
Toothbrushing is an essential activity that everyone must practice daily to stay healthy. When body movements are limited, effective toothbrushing can be a challenge. Here are some ideas to improve the way you care for your teeth, because poor oral health can lead to health issues that range from annoying to serious.

This document is copywritten. Please contact us for bulk pricing.
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Oral Health Kansas Resources Brochure

Oral Health Kansas has several resources available to teach kids and adults how to make good choices about their oral health every day. Some can be downloaded or accessed online; one is available to borrow, and others may be purchased. They can be used in schools, libraries, health departments, clinics, and anywhere else you can imagine. Check out the resources, and let us know if there are other resources that can be of help to you! Click here.

 

Early Childhood

Kansas Head Start Association

  • Fast Facts - Oral Health Library
    Colorful, issue specific oral health fliers focused on pregnancy and early childhood. 13 topics–bilingual
    (non-profit organizations in Kansas should contact khunt@oralhealthkansas.org for special rates.
    Kansas Health Departments with WIC clinics can order Fast Facts at no charge)
  • Dental First Aid Chart for kids (English and Spanish
  • Sesame Street Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me American Academy of Pediatrics
    Brush Book Bed (English and Spanish)
    Description:
    Kids love routines. Brush, Book, Bed is a program designed to share a simple and clear message for parents:
    Each night, they should:
    1. Help children brush their teeth
    2. Read a favorite book (or two!)
    3. Then get to bed at a regular time each night.
    The Brush, Book, Bed message and program are intended for children from 6 months - 6 years old.


    Cavity Free Kids, Washington Dental Service Foundation
    Beating Brushing Battles (English and Spanish)

    Raising Cavity Free Kids- Your Baby’s First Year
    Health Educator’s Guide
    Parent Handout (English and Spanish)

 

Healthy Eating

Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles (English, Spanish)
A series of handouts provides simple tips on oral health issues.

Cook’s Corner: Recipes for Healthy Snacks (EnglishSpanish)
Try out these simple, fun, and healthy snack recipes for young children.

Show Me the Sugar (EnglishSpanish)
This graphic can help families identify how much sugar is in their favorite drinks and shows how to convert grams to teaspoons)

Water Recipes  (English)
Stay Hydrated! Fruit-infused water is a healthy alternative to juices or soda. Try out these water recipes with your family and friends.

Acid Attack Kit-Demonstration (video)
We have developed a hands-on experiment that shows the process of dental decay (cavities). Our sugar/acid demonstration epitomizes the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Seeing “acid” forming when “germs” in the mouth are processing “simple carbs” is a game changer.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Is Your Mouth Ready for Pregnancy?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now...when was the last time you were at the dentist? Although it is a myth that a mother “loses a tooth with every baby”, taking a little extra care of your mouth now can be an important part of a healthy pregnancy and better overall health for you and your new baby.

Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy
Resources from National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center in various languages below:

Tobacco & E-Cigarettes

Tobacco & E-Cigarette Health information
The American Institute of Dental Public Health has a new podcast, The Truth Initiative. The Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past. You can find the full episode in iTunesSpotify, and Google Play. Don’t forget: If you subscribe to Anecdotal Evidence, new episodes will automatically download on Monday each week. This podcast is supporting by funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Tobacco & Kansas Vape-Free Schools Toolkit-Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Health Promotion
This Kansas Vape-Free Schools Toolkit is a guide to help your school or school district become tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free. This Toolkit contains information and resources to help your school effectively implement, clearly communicate, regularly enforce and support a truly tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free campus.

Webinar: E-Cigarettes: What are the Facts Behind All that Vapor?
The purpose of this webinar is to inform dental providers about the products, trends for use, and health harms and benefits of e-cigarette use. To view the webinar and obtain continuing education credits, you must create a free ADA login. This webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about e-cigarettes and their impact on oral health, not just dental professionals.

CDC Tips from Former Smokers campaign: Videos featuring television commercials, advertisements, extended interviews, and vignettes. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/resources/videos/index.html

Addressing Tobacco Use in Kansas:  Brief Tobacco Intervention Online Training
Free interactive online course for health care providers demonstrating a “brief tobacco intervention” providers can use with patients who use tobacco products. CE credits available.
Course Fact Sheet: http://www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/download/Kansas_Online_Training_Flyer.pdf
Course Registration: www.kstobaccointervention.org

KDHE Tobacco Use Prevention Program: http://www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/index.html

Kansas Tobacco Quitline: http://www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/cessation.html

 

Dementia

Providing Mouth Care for Persons with Dementia
Rita Jablonski, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FGSA is a nurse practitioner, researcher, tenured professor, and former family caregiver. Her research and practice involve all aspects of dementia management; she is best known for non-drug strategies to address dementia-related behaviors. This video provides techniques that can be useful when working with a person with dementia who refuses or resists mouth care.

Fluoride

What Every Mom Ought to Know About Fluoride (English)
Fluoride Exposed is an online evidence-based resource about fluoride and the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation.

Fluoride F.A.Q. (English)
This document contains suggested responses for health educators for questions commonly asked by pregnant women and families of young children. 




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