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.
The following materials provide information for Head Start staff and others to help make sure children receive oral health assessments and appropriate follow-up and treatment. Learn more about:
- Establishing a dental home for an ongoing source of preventive and primary care with diagnostic testing, examination, and treatment
- Medications, aids, and equipment for dental conditions
- Preventive measures, such as topical fluoride treatments and fluoride supplements
- Services addressing the child's Individual Family Service Plan or Individualized Education Program
Use these forms to document dental home information and current oral health status and services; such as diagnostic and preventive services, counseling, restorative and emergency care, and referral to a specialist.