PDF for A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby.
This booklet identifies five steps to protect a young child’s teeth. Parents and child-care providers may use this resource to gain basic information on child dental care. The strategies for protecting a baby’s teeth include preventing bottle tooth decay and taking a child to the dentist.
This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues.
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.
The monthly Brush Up on Oral Health tip sheets provide Head Start staff with information on current practice and practical tips to promote good oral health. Every tip sheet also includes a simple recipe for a healthy snack that can be made in the classroom or at home.
Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, but it's preventable. Children with dental pain can have trouble speaking clearly, eating, and learning. Use the resources below to promote a healthy mouth. Learn about proper tooth-brushing and other preventive measures and how to find a dentist.
The following materials provide information for Head Start staff and others to help ensure that children receive oral health assessments, follow-up, and treatment.
Effective Partnerships Guide: Improving Oral Health for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Their Families
PDF for Effective Partnerships Guide: Improving Oral Health for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Their Families.
PDF for Discussing Oral Health with Parents of Children Who Have Dental Cavities.
The resource materials listed below will help Head Start and child care staff learn about oral health for pregnant women, infants, and young children. Topics include dental visits, fluoride, nutrition, oral health care, oral hygiene, and safety and emergency first aid.