Toothbrushing at the classroom table is a quicker, more structured way to have children brush than individually at the sink. In this video, learn how to prepare, model, clean up, and store supplies.
Oral Health and School Readiness: At Head Start, school readiness begins with health because a child must be healthy to be ready to learn. School readiness depends on positive physical, social and emotional, learning, language, and cognitive development.
Program staff and families are encouraged to explore all of the Head Start Program Performance Standards related to oral health.
In the Embracing Health and Wellness series, learn about current research topics. Explore best practices and safety tips for Head Start and child care programs.
Child care health consultants can help early care and education programs find ways to address dental care in young children. Learn how to apply strategies and use resources to promote children’s oral health.
PDF for the February 2018 Brush Up on Oral Health tip sheet: Water and Health.
This issue describes why some parents may fear dental visits and avoid seeking care. Find tips on ways parents can overcome their fears.
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.
Find practical tips for Head Start staff and parents for promoting good oral health, and recipes for a healthy snack.
There are several important ways to make teeth strong and prevent tooth decay. These include drinking tap (faucet) water with fluoride, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, and having a health professional apply fluoride varnish.