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Pregnancy & Early Childhood Content Gets an Oral Health Reboot

Posted by Jo Charest on Jul 6, 2017 2:14:00 PM
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Bleeding gums, sore teeth and nausea ... many pregnant women experience changes in their mouths (not to mention the rest of their bodies). Yet, 56% do not visit a dentist during this time.

UbiCare clients will notice that the content for new and expectant parents in their SmarteXp digital engagement solution now has a refreshed focus on oral health. We've added new content and updated existing information to stress the importance of oral health for pregnant women and young children.

Thank you to our partners at the Department of Defense for working on this project with us. The Navy Pediatric Dentists/leadership reviewed the entire Pregnancy & Early Childhood solution and worked alongside UbiCare's editors to help hospitals proactively answer patients' questions about caring for their own—and their infants' and toddlers'—dental hygiene. 

The new oral health content exists in messages and library articles throughout the full 3 3/4-year span of the Pregnancy & Early Childhood solution, which includes the pregnancy, infancy and toddler series. 

Here are some of the topics covered and where to find them:

Pregnancy messages:

  • Poor oral health and increased risk for preeclampsia, premature delivery, gestational diabetes and more
  • Morning sickness and tooth decay
  • Heatlhy snacking during pregnancy

Infancy messages:

  • Cleaning and brushing gums and first teeth
  • Preventing cavity-causing bacteria 
  • Baby-bottle tooth decay
  • Thumb-sucking and pacifier use
  • Finding a dentist or "dental home"

Toddler messages:

  • Teaching your child how to brush teeth
  • When to make your child's first dental appointment
  • Juice and tooth decay
  • Safe fluoride use
  • Thumb-sucking and pacifier use

For specific locations of this content in the storyboards, contact Client Success or call 617-524-8861. 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, New Features