February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
Tooth decay can impact a child’s ability to eat, speak, and learn.
Of third grade children, in Wisconsin...
One in five have untreated tooth decay.
Dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities in back teeth.
Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile is improving children’s oral health by applying dental sealants in schools. Dental sealants, along with brushing twice a day, eating healthy foods, and drinking fluoridated water helps to prevent cavities in children.
Check out our latest fact sheet, P-02406, to learn more about the impact of safety net clinics and school-based dental sealant programs supported by the Oral Health Program.
The mission of the Oral Health Program is to promote and improve oral health for the benefit of all Wisconsin citizens so that everyone is living their best life.
This is accomplished through policy development, technical assistance, needs assessment, training, education, and through the planning, implementation, and evaluation of preventive oral health programs.
The Oral Health Program supports safety net clinics, school-based programs and evidence-based initiatives.
The Oral Health Program is committed to collecting data on the oral health status across the life span of Wisconsin populations.
Educational resources on a variety of oral health topics.
Visit our Trainings page for trainings presented or sponsored by the Oral Health Program.
Sign up for Oral Health Program updates.
Contact Oral Health Program staff.