Oral Habits

Find out how some oral habits may be harmful to children’s teeth and mouths. Explore tips staff can share with parents to help their child stop oral habits that can cause future oral health problems.

Oral Health Case Management in Head Start

In this issue, learn how programs can use case management to improve the oral health of children in Head Start. Find out how case managers and parents can work together to meet children's oral health needs.

Oral Health in Rural Areas

Learn about some oral health challenges pregnant women and children face in rural areas. Find tips Head Start staff can use to develop a plan to help families access oral health care.

Home at Head Start: What We Are Learning

In her April vlog, Dr. Bergeron highlights several programs who share their approaches for serving families experiencing homelessness. She also answers questions about home-based services and homelessness.

Dental Hygienist Liaison Project

Learn more about the Dental Hygienist Liaison (DHL) project.  Find out how DHLs can help promote oral health for pregnant women and children enrolled in Head Start and child care.

Brush Up on Oral Health: Aug. 2018

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.

Embracing Health and Wellness Series

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.