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Information for Prenatal and Dental Providers

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Good oral health is important for a healthy pregnancy. You as a provider, are often the “first line” in assessing a pregnant woman’s oral health. You can help identify problems, provide referrals, and reinforce good oral health habits. The Smiles for Moms and Babies (SMB) program aims to prevent oral disease in pregnant women and babies. It highlights the importance of oral care before, during, and after pregnancy.

Resources for Prenatal Providers and Dentists 

dentist talking to patient Below are resources for providers to educate, refer, and treat pregnant patients.

Texas Provider Toolkit for Oral Health and Pregnancy: 

To request a physical toolkit or individual printed toolkit items, email us at dental@dshs.texas.gov.

Ask the Docs Virtual Series

This series addresses common questions about oral health care during pregnancy and is presented in partnership with the Children's Oral Health Coalition led by Cook Children's. It is for prenatal and dental providers and their support staff. Live sessions occur monthly. For more information and to view recordings of past sessions, click here

provider talking to patient Other Resources on Oral Care for Pregnant Women


Last updated October 22, 2021