Cabell County FRN is proud to launch our Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit”.  The information in the Toolkit is compiled to make it easy to access a variety of different materials to help parents and programs promote good oral health and help children have healthy teeth and smiles for life.  Examples include: national children’s dental health campaign, tips for healthy teeth, find a dentist, lessons to use with students, and fun activities for children.  This project is done in collaboration with Marshall University and DentaQuest Foundation.

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One new resource being promoted during February is  a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  called Brush, Book, Bed.

It has a simple and clear message for parents with 3 main tips:

  1. Each night, help your children to brush their teeth.
  2. Read a favorite book (or two)!
  3. Get to bed at a regular time each night.

Click  on the website link to find out more about

Brush, Book, Bed: How to Structure Your Child’s Nighttime Routine

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/oral-health/Pages/Brush-Book-Bed.aspx

 

CLICK to download a PDF of parent tips

    BBB_Parent_Handout

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Explore each area of the Resources for Healthy Teeth a little deeper by accessing each area below.

 

 

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Samples of resources you can find…

“Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me” – Caring for young children’s teeth is an important part of keeping their bodies healthy — and it’s never too early to get started! These tips and tools were designed to help you and your child care for his/her teeth together.
www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/teeth

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Samples of resources you can find…

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/

 

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Samples of resources you can find…

Did you know that cavities are caused by germs that are passed from adult to child? 

Tip sheet on “How to protect baby’s teeth from cavities”

CLICK to download PDF –  AAPD How to protect baby’s teeth from cavities

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Samples of resources you can find…

WV DHHR Approved Standardized Oral Health Curriculum – PDFs of teacher curriculum guides for Pre-K Head Start, grades K-5 Elementary and grades 6-12 for Secondary schools

 

 

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Samples of resources you can find…

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – resources for training and curriculum for school links  www.thinkoralhealth.org

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Samples of resources you can find…

This infographic includes key stats from AAPD’s first-ever State of Little Teeth Report which examines the epidemic of tooth decay among children.
http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/key-stats-from-the-state-of-little-teeth-report/

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Samples of resources you can find…

FIND A HEALTH CENTER www.findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov

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Samples of resources you can find…

Insure Kids Now: Find a dentist who accepts Medicaid and CHIP
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/index.html

 

Find a West Virginia Dental Association DENTIST:

www.wvdental.org/find-a-dentist
• Patient Education: www.wvdental.org/patient-education
• West Virginia Dental Association Find a Dentist: www.wvdental.org/find-a-dentist

• Dental Clinics throughout West Virginia: provide care to individuals with special considerations. These clinics provide dental services to disabled, low income patients, patients on Medicaid,
children, and others in need of dental care that they could otherwise not afford.
• Susan Dew Hoff Memorial Clinic – West Milford, WV 304-745-3700
• Wheeling Health Right – Wheeling, WV 304-233-9323
• WV Health Right – Charleston, WV 304-414-5910
• Ebenezer Medical Outreach – Huntington, WV 304-529-0753
• Putnam County Dental Health Council – Poca, WV 304-586-3111
• Milan Puskar Health Right – Morgantown, WV 304-292-8234

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Resource Website:  Rethink Your Drink WV

Because we all want to create a healthier West Virginia, many health groups are seeking to reduce consumption of sugary drinks. Too many people are consuming sugary drinks that lead to high rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay, heart problems and other health harms.

A new website called RethinkYourDrinkWV.com has been launched by the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition (WVOHC). Visitors to the website can type in their favorite drink and receive suggestions for healthier options. RethinkYourDrinkWV.com promotes water whenever and milk with meals.

* The website’s “Resources” page provides learning activities that parents and teachers can use, as well as a several handouts to raise awareness.

* The website’s social media kit can be used by anyone to post messages that draw attention to this important issue.

WVOHC developed the website in consultation with several organizations: KEYS 4 HealthyKids, American Heart Association, WVU’s Extension Service (Family Nutrition Program), West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and the Healthy Kids & Families Coalition.

This new website has free learning activities, educational handouts and a sugar calculator. There is also a social media kit you can use to raise awareness and encourage behavior change — just look for it on the “Resources” page. If you have any suggestions or questions about the new website and related activities, please contact Matt Jacob at mjacob@cdhp.org or Gina Sharps at sharpsg@marshall.edu.

CONTACT: Gina Sharps, MPH, RDH, CTTS, West Virginia Oral Health Coalition  Coordinator, 304-276-0572

Promoting Optimal Oral Health for All West Virginians

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REFERENCES & RESOURCES:

Think Oral Health website  Welcome to the Think Oral Health webpage where you can find resources, contact information and all things related to the Marshall University School of Medicine Community and School Oral Health Team.

The Community and School Oral Health Team has multiple funding sources and a wide variety of deliverables focused on improving the oral health status of WV and the Appalachian Region.

https://livewell.marshall.edu/oralhealth/

Oral Health Community Coordinators:

Wendy Mosteller, RDH, CTTS 304-541-2119, Wendy.Mosteller@marshall.edu

Gina Sharps, MPH, RDH, CTTS 304-276-0572, sharpsg@marshall.edu

Bobbi Muto, MPH, RDH, CTTS 304-542-9592, bjmuto.steele@marshall.edu

 

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Find a Dentist

Have you had trouble finding a dentist for your child? Use this Dentist Locator to find a dentist in your community who sees children and accepts Medicaid and CHIP.

Finding a dentist is easy. Just select your child’s dental plan then enter a street address or zip code close to where you live or work. You can even search for specialty dentists such as oral surgeons, and for dentists who speak your language. Just click to expand the Additional Search Criteria.

Don’t have a dental plan? Children and teens may be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage. Find Programs in Your State.

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/index.html

Brushing up on Oral Health- American Academy of Pediatrics www.healthychildren.org

Guideline on Infant Oral Care- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

www.aapd.org

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BACKGROUND ABOUT PROJECT:

CCFRN will lead this Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit” project to meet the goal in developing strategic partnerships to  “solicit, develop, and nurture relationships with other organizations and associations to enhance oral health information and knowledge, as well as to capitalize on unique strengths and resources.”

Project goals include:

  • Learn about Evidence Based Programs that prevent and control oral disease through WV Oral Health Coalition (WVOHC) training and meetings.

The definition of a BEST PRACTICE is a procedure that has been shown by research and experience to produce optimal
results and that is established or proposed as a standard suitable for widespread adoption.  There are 3 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES (EBP)

Fluoridation Interventions 3 types
1) Community Water Fluoridation (CWF)
2) Fluoride Rinse Program (FRP)
3) Fluoride Varnish Program (WV Cavity Free by 3)

Age 1 Dental Visit

Dental Sealants

  • Pilot – Develop a tool kit to promote specific strategic initiatives aimed at addressing oral health problems. Use lessons learned to customize the strategy for each network so that it can be replicated and promoted to a wide variety of networks that work with families with young children.

Cabell County pilot initiative would engage partners from each of the state groups – Family Resource Center (FRC), Mountain State Healthy Families (MSHF), and early childhood programs like River Valley Child Development Services, LINK, Birth to Three, preschools, schools and other community partners.

  • Replicate – Incorporate state networks mentioned into the project by doing education sessions at state conference and meeting  that would assist them in replicating the tool kit in their community.

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The information in the “Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit” is compiled to make it easy to access a variety of different materials to help parents and programs promote good oral health and help children have healthy teeth and smiles for life.

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Cabell County Quick Guide & Resource Links

This  is a quick at-a-glance phone list to many of the organizations that serve the  Cabell County area.

CLICK ON LINK to download a PDF

Cabell Resource Quick Guide Sept 2017

The material presented here is for your information only.  It is not intended to constitute professional advice and should not be relied upon as such.

** NOTE:  If you cannot find a service or specialized service listed, i.e. support groups, Medicaid waiver providers, & referrals to food, clothing pantries, Dress for Success, contact:

  • Information & Referral (serves Cabell & Wayne Counties), 528-5660, or search their database at http://services.cabell.lib.wv.us
  • CALL  WV 2-1-1 or go to the website –  www.wv211.org/2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services, disaster information and volunteer opportunities. 2-1-1 brings together existing information and referral providers and crisis services into one coordinated system.

CLICK HERE to go the Cabell County Quick Guide & Resource Links – Full section