The Resources to Make You Smile! newsletter provides Head Start staff with materials to promote good oral health in the classroom and at home. Find a simple recipe for a healthy snack, too.
Coronavirus Disease and Oral Health: Information for Parents About Promoting Good Oral Health at Home
It's important for parents to serve healthy foods and drinks and promote good oral hygiene habits during the COVID-19 pandemic and always. Here are tips for some simple things to do at home.
School readiness begins with health because a child must be healthy to be ready to learn. Discover resources Head Start staff can use to promote oral health.
Brushing children's teeth is a key part of the bedtime routine that will help prevent tooth decay. Discover how the American Academy of Pediatrics Brush, Book, Bed program can promote good oral health habits.
In this guide, learn what a dental periodicity schedule is and the Head Start Program Performance Standards about oral exams.
Explore how community water fluoridation is key to preventing tooth decay. Learn how Head Start staff can help parents choose fluoridated tap water for their family.
Discover how anesthesia and sedation are used for oral health care. Learn questions parents can ask if anesthesia or sedation is recommended to treat their child’s tooth decay.
Discover five ways primary (baby) teeth are key to a child’s growth and development. Learn why untreated tooth decay in primary teeth matters.
Learn how to choose healthy drinks. Head Start staff can help parents prevent tooth decay by promoting healthy drink choices, such as milk and fluoridated water, and limiting drinks with added sugar.
Discover what silver diamine fluoride is and how it can stop tooth decay without using drills or needles. Learn responses to commonly asked questions parents may have about silver diamine fluoride.