Learn to recognize oral health signs of physical and sexual abuse and explore resources to help Head Start staff work with families to prevent child maltreatment.
This collection covers prevention and treatment of injuries to the head, face, and mouth in young children. These common injuries most frequently happen when children fall, as children may stumble when learning to walk and when active. Other preventable causes discussed in these resources include tripping, being pushed by another child, climbing on stairs and furniture, or running with objects in their mouths.
Oral injuries to the face and mouth happen often among young children. Explore strategies Head Start staff can use to help prevent these injuries.
Even when parents and staff do their best to keep children safe, oral injuries can happen. Learn about supplies to include in first aid kits and how to administer first aid for the most common oral injuries.
Explore information and strategies on improving and maintaining the oral health of infants. Head Start staff can use these tip sheets in the classroom and to share with parents
The tip sheet provides oral health best practices for infants, toddlers, and young children. Review information on how to handle basic oral health emergencies.
Most oral injuries happen when young children are learning to walk, and the top front teeth are injured most often. Learn what to do for common oral injuries.
Children can injure their mouths when they fall, trip, climb, or run with something in their mouth. Learn about what to do if a child injures their mouth.