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TeethFirst! Announces Smilestones Campaign and Photo Contest for Spring 2017

TeethFirst!  - Rhode Island’s own initiative promoting early dental visits - is pleased to announce Smilestones – an online campaign to celebrate the moments in bright smiles and raise awareness about children's oral health. Smilestones will also be hosting a photo contest, which is a picture perfect opportunity for families to show off their little ones' smiles and healthy dental habits —all for the chance to win a $50 Gift Card!

Rhode Island Children and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

For many years, our state and federal leaders have made a big investment  in keeping kids healthy by increasing their access to health care coverage.

Building on the success of RIte Care (Rhode Island’s Medicaid and CHIP Program), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) further helped children gain access to high-quality, affordable, comprehensive health and dental coverage.

HealthSource RI Open Enrollment: Get Covered and Stay Covered!

Open enrollment for health and dental coverage through HealthSource RI ends January 31, 2017. HealthSource RI is Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. Health plans and dental plans are available.  Find coverage that fits your needs and budget.

How to Enroll

6 Healthy Tooth Goals for Your Family

There are many things you can do to prevent your child from getting cavities. We have put together a list of some of the most important steps you can take to make sure your child's teeth and gums stay healthy. Can you do them all? Yes, you can!

1) Brush and floss

Oral Health Resource for Community Organizations

The Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) project is a part of the RI Department of Health’s Oral Health Program.  PIOHQI works to improve the oral health of pregnant women and infants by improving access to oral health care, creating better referral systems between medical and dental providers, and providing oral health education to community providers and families. 
 

Sugar and Your Child: How Much is TOO Much?

How much sugar does your child consume each day? Chances are, it’s a lot more than the new recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) about specific sugar limits for kids. The AHA states that children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week. What’s more, children under age 2 shouldn’t have any added sugars in their diets.

Healthy teeth for you and your baby

A healthy pregnancy includes having a healthy mouth! It’s important to keep up your healthy dental habits now that you’re pregnant.  This includes:

Accidents Happen: Keep this Dental Trauma App Handy to Help Save Little Teeth!

Accidents happen every day, and sometimes, somebody loses or hurts a tooth!

This Dental Trauma app is a virtual dental First Aid kit. It will tell you what to do based on the type of trauma a tooth has received. If a tooth is totally knocked out completely, your quick and correction action can help save it!

This app is great for parents and caregivers, teachers, sports coaches and child care providers to have on hand.

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