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 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.
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.
Find practical tips for Head Start staff and parents for promoting good oral health, and recipes for a healthy snack.