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.
It is important that your child get regular oral health care. Before going to a dental office, talk with the dental team about changes they have made to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to patients and parent.
In this guide, learn what a dental periodicity schedule is and the Head Start Program Performance Standards about oral exams.
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.
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.
Learn about oral health issues that may happen during pregnancy. Find tips on how Head Start staff can help pregnant women keep their mouths healthy.
Review this tip sheet to learn why age 1 dental visits are key to a child's healthy development. Find ways to explain to parents what happens during the dental visit.
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.
Program staff and families are encouraged to explore all of the Head Start Program Performance Standards related to oral health.