See how medical providers like physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants can work in partnership with Head Start programs to improve oral health for enrolled children and expectant families.
Resources here discuss visits to the dentist, a crucial part of children’s oral health. This collection covers the importance of the first dental visit and ongoing dental visits. A major goal of these resources is to help families establish a dental visit routine to promote good oral health and prevent disease. Also see resources on access to oral health care.
Learn how dentists can work in partnership with Head Start programs to improve oral health for enrolled children and expectant families.
Find out how dental hygienists can work in partnership with Head Start programs to improve oral health for enrolled children and expectant families.
This brief for Head Start staff shares information about how teledentistry works, using teledentistry in public health settings, the benefits of using it in Head Start programs, and tips for getting started.
Physical, mental, and oral health screenings support children in their learning. Child care health consultants (CCHCs) play a role in educating and connecting families and staff to services within the community.
If your child’s dentist finds tooth decay and recommends a follow-up dental visit for treatment, it’s important for your child to get care. Receiving follow-up treatment is key to keeping your child healthy.
A dental visit by age 1 is key for building a lifetime of good oral health. Tooth decay can be prevented or managed with early dental visits and with good oral hygiene.
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.
Explore information and strategies Head Start staff can use to help pregnant women and parents find oral health care, prepare for dental visits, and prepare for oral health issues during a natural disaster.
Learn about the role of fluoride — including fluoride toothpaste, fluoride supplements, fluoride varnish, silver diamine fluoride, and community water fluoridation — in the prevention and treatment of tooth decay.