Healthy Mothers – Healthy Smiles

POH LogoThe Healthy Mothers – Healthy Smiles Perinatal Oral Health Programhelps pregnant women learn about the importance of Oral Health for themselves and for their newborn babies. A healthy mouth is important for a pregnant woman’s general health and well-being and can help prevent poor birth outcomes. The healthier a Mother’s mouth, the less chance that her newborn will become infected with decay causing bacteria.

Dental disease is a preventable disease. The women who participate in this program are counseled on disease prevention for themselves and their babies and then referred to a dental provider to receive preventive services (cleanings and exams).

The Healthy Mothers-Healthy Smiles program is a collaborative effort of public and private agencies in our county and is funded by First 5 of Sonoma County.

PregnantLady_stockphoto(1)This resource guide listing offices and clinics that treat pregnant women will be continuously updated. The Sonoma County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and Sonoma County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs web sites inform pregnant women of other health services that are available to them during the perinatal period.

Contact: Kathy Kane, RDHAP
Title: Program Manager
Phone & Extension: 707-544-6911 x1091