Category: Oral Health Literacy

Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Women and Young Children: Opportunities for Policymakers

Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Women and Young Children: Opportunities for Policymakers

This issue brief explores efforts and policy options to move both patients and providers toward a better understanding of the importance and safety of oral health care prior to, during and after pregnancy (perinatal).

Key Oral Health Messages

Key Oral Health Messages

After convening two work groups of dental and health communications experts facilitated by Burness Communications, the Policy Center is pleased to present a consensus document containing the common themes and messages developed by the work group participants.

Perspectives of Maryland women regarding oral health during pregnancy and early childhood

The objective of this qualitative study was to obtain information on low-income women’s knowledge, beliefs, and practices regarding oral heath during pregnancy and for infant care.