The Nevada County Oral Health Program
What is Oral Health?
It includes the health of the entire mouth such as tooth decay, gum disease, chronic oral pain,
oral cancer, and other conditions that affect the mouth and throat.
Oral Health is an important factor of whole body health through the lifespan.
Deer Creek Elementary Kindergarteners celebrating Teeth Week during National Children's Dental Health Month.
Educating our community about the importance of oral health
Helping the public access oral health resources
The Nevada County Dental Coalition meets regularly to help address the dental health needs of our community
Working together to prevent disease, provide support, and educate.
Screening team Jamie Hanf, Audra Ruggiero and volunteers Kirsten Valentine, DDS and Barbara DeGraw, RDH at Scotten Elementary School in Grass Valley.
PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
HEALTHY CHILDREN ARE
READY TO LEARN
Good health begins with good oral health!
Tooth decay and caries is the most
common chronic childhood disease, which is why the Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA) is so important.
School readiness is more than just cognitive development. Physical health is also important.
and get the forms you need to
meet the State requirement.
Oral health is especially important during pregnancy. Learn more about the hormonal changes that can cause gingivitis and how to prevent and treat it, and get tips for taking care of baby's teeth.