Oral health:
Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby

We want all pregnant women and young children in Wisconsin to have access to oral health information and services.

 

Physiological changes that occur during pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk of oral disease, yet pregnant women are significantly less likely to receive dental care. Providing pregnant women with oral health care and counseling about preventing and treating oral disease is critical for mothers and young children. Dental treatment including x-rays and local anesthetic can be safely provided during pregnancy.

Take action

Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby (HSMB) is a statewide program to integrate oral health into prenatal and pediatric health care systems. Join us and other Wisconsin partners. HSMB staff are available to:

  • Provide program planning and quality improvement for organizations aiming to improve oral health services for pregnant women and young children.
  • Train home visitors, public health nurses, medical/dental students and others on oral health topics via online or in-person trainings.

HSMB
Statewide Plan

Earlier Is Better
Final Report 

HSMB Oral Health Training


Training

We developed the Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby: Oral Health Training for professionals working with pregnant women, infants and toddlers. The online training combines oral health information with conversation techniques for effective family-centered oral health discussions. Click here to access the online training.

Resources

Learn more about why dental care during pregnancy is important.

National Consensus Statement ACOG Committee Opinion on Oral Health WDA Perinatal
Oral Health Survey

HSMB is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Grant Number H47MC28475.
Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby

For more information on Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby, please contact Dana Fischer at (414) 337-4563.

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