Brush Up on Oral Health: December 2017

This issue describes one part of the Head Start Program Performance Standard, ensuring up-to-date child health status, and how it relates to oral health. Also, learn how Head Start staff can find and use their state's dental periodicity schedule in their work.

Visiting the Dental Clinic with Your Child

Regular dental visits are important to keep children’s teeth and mouths healthy and to teach them to value good oral health. Learn about what will happen at the dental clinic.

Choosing Healthy Drinks for Your Young Child

Children who are often given sugary drinks are more likely to have tooth decay (cavities). Learn about which drinks have added sugar and which drinks (water and milk) are best for children.

Finding a Dental Clinic for Your Child

Visiting the dental clinic keeps children’s teeth and mouth healthy. Learn about how to find a dental clinic and the importance of regular dental visits.

Oral Health: Tips for Families

This fact sheet offers information to families on. Families may use these helpful tips to ensure their children's oral health begins in infancy.