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.

Understanding Why Baby Teeth Are Important

Baby (primary) teeth are a child’s first set of teeth and by age 2½ to 3 years old, all 20 baby teeth will have come into the mouth. Taking care of a child’s baby teeth is important for their overall health and development.