These Brush Up on Oral Health tip sheets provide information on current practices and practical strategies to promote good oral health for pregnant people, children, and their families – both in the classroom and at home.
For too many families, oral health care is hard to find. These resources highlight common barriers to accessing care and ways that Head Start programs can help families overcome those barriers.
Learn about reasons women may not seek or receive oral health care when they are pregnant and strategies Head Start staff can use to help pregnant women achieve good oral health.
In this issue, learn how programs can use case management to improve the oral health of children in Head Start programs. Find out how case managers and parents can work together to meet children’s oral health needs.
Learn about fluoride supplements and the role of Head Start staff in promoting them.
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.
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.
Visiting the dental clinic keeps children’s teeth and mouth healthy. Learn about how to find a dental clinic and the importance of regular dental visits.
Finding a dental office that is best for you and your child can be hard. This Tips sheet provides examples of some questions that you can ask a dental office before you decide to make an appointment.