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.
Examine the factors that cause and protect teeth from tooth decay. Find out why it is important to keep these two sets of factors in balance to prevent tooth decay and to share this information with parents.
Use this form to help pregnant women share important information about their pregnancy and oral health with dental office staff. It can help dental office staff best meet pregnant women’s oral health needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parents can use this form to share information about their child with dental office staff to help them meet the child’s needs. Find questions about things that might bother the child about visiting the dentist.