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.

Encouraging Your Child to Drink Water

Giving children water with fluoride helps keep their teeth healthy. Learn about fun and easy ways to encourage children to drink water with fluoride.

Understanding Why Baby Teeth Are Important

Baby (primary) teeth are a child’s first set of teeth and by age 2½ to 3 years old, all 20 baby teeth will have come into the mouth. Taking care of a child’s baby teeth is important for their overall health and development.

Routine Oral Hygiene Activities

Caregivers/teachers should promote good oral hygiene through learning activities including the habit of regular tooth brushing.

Brushing Your Child's Teeth

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste helps prevent tooth decay (cavities). Learn when to begin brushing a child’s teeth and how often.