Brush for WIC

Pregnant women need good health for a healthy pregnancy and children need strong teeth to eat the healthiest foods. Dental decay affects the health and nutritional status of millions of women and children. Brush offers a number of resources for WIC including:

Our intervention with Michigan WIC was evaluated by the Altarum Institute; read more about how much WIC staff learned and how more Medicaid children visited the dentist.

Module 1

  • The extent of the problem of dental decay in young children
  • How oral health affects healthy growth and development in young children
  • The impact of dental decay on nutrition, general health and school success

Module 2

  • Identify the early signs of dental decay
  • Understand how to prevent dental decay
  • Understand the relationship between dental decay and nutritional choices

Module 3

  • Understand the 5 themes of the Brush materials
  • Understand how to use the Brush materials in practice
  • Understand how to use the 3 Brush group education modules in practice