Optimal oral health for infants and young children begins during the prenatal period. Early childhood caries is a chronic, infectious, and preventable disease. Education plays a very important role in the prevention of dental disease. Basic knowledge of good daily oral hygiene practices and nutritional habits during pregnancy and early childhood can increase the likelihood of a lifetime of good oral health.
The Division of Dental Health provides training programs, presentations, and educational pamphlets and resources in maternal and early child oral health for clinical and non-clinical providers, as well as the public.
Early Child Oral Health
Fluoride Varnish Information
Maternal Oral Health
For more information:
Maternal and Early Child Oral Health Programs
Phone: (804) 864-7782
Dental Health Program
109 Governor St., 8th Flr., Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7775 • FAX: (804) 864-7783