Oral Health Program

Funded through the California Healthcare, Research, and Tobacco Prevention Act of 2016 (Prop 56), the five year Oral Health Program is in the planning stages of addressing the oral health needs and the burden of oral disease in Del 
Norte County. 

Cavities are the most common disease of childhood, but it is also the most preventable! Here are some steps you can take to keep your kid's teeth healthy:

  • Clean your baby's gums and teeth with a wet washcloth or finger toothbrush after every feeding
  • Take your child to the dentist by the time they are 12 months
  • Begin brushing your child's teeth with fluoride toothpaste at around 2 years old or when your child is able to spit out toothpaste. 
  • Have your child visit the dentist every 6 months
  • Limit the amount of sweet foods and beverages your child eats
  • When your child's permanent molars erupt, ask your dentist about dental sealants.


County of Del Norte
Department of Health & Human Services
Social Services Branch Public Assistance /
Employment & Training Branch
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783

Behavioral Health Branch

Public Health Branch
455 K Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-7224
(800) 446-4408 (toll free)
400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-0861
Fax (707) 465-6701