This tip sheet provides guidance for Head Start programs on how to resume toothbrushing in group care settings by implementing strategies to reduce the likelihood of virus transmission to others via salivary droplets during brushing.
This webinar features simple and fun ways Head Start staff and families can promote children’s oral health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Explore information and strategies Head Start staff can use to promote positive oral health practices among pregnant women, parents, and Head Start staff.
School readiness begins with health because a child must be healthy to be ready to learn. Oral health impacts overall development and plays an important role in a child’s school readiness.
Learn why it is important for parents to be engaged in their child’s oral health and explore strategies and resources Head Start staff can use to engage parents in their child’s oral health.
Learn why drinking water is important for good oral health and find resources Head Start staff can use to promote drinking water.
Primary teeth are key to a child’s growth and development. Head Start staff play a vital role in helping parents understand the importance of primary teeth to good oral health and overall health and well-being.
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 habits that can cause oral health problems.
Learn why promoting oral health during home visits is important and find tips Head Start staff can use to promote oral health during home visits.
Examine the factors that cause and protect teeth from tooth decay. Find out why it is important to balance these factors and to share this information with parents.