Getting to Know Me

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.

I Like My Teeth Fluoride Posters

These posters are designed to share positive messages about drinking water with fluoride, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, and children's oral health. Head Start and child care staff can use them as a teaching aid in Head Start and child care classrooms, and at parent events.

Brush Up on Oral Health: Aug. 2018

Oral Health and School Readiness: At Head Start, school readiness begins with health because a child must be healthy to be ready to learn. School readiness depends on positive physical, social and emotional, learning, language, and cognitive development.

Fluoride Varnish for Healthy Teeth

Explore important information Head Start health managers, family service coordinators, and home visitors can use to help parents and pregnant women understand the benefits of fluoride.

Brush Up on Oral Health: June 2018

This issue of Brush Up on Oral Health offers tips Head Start staff can share with parents about using a pacifier safely and weaning their child from a pacifier.

Fluoride

Learn about fluoride use for children and pregnant women. Discover why using fluoride is safe and effective and how people receive it. Also, find tips for working with families, and program policies and procedures.

Brush Up on Oral Health: March 2018

In this issue, learn more about oral health signs of physical and sexual abuse. Also, find resources for Head Start staff to help them support families.