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.
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.
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.
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.
PDF for the February 2018 Brush Up on Oral Health tip sheet: Water and Health.
Child care health consultants can help families and staff understand the effects of oral health on children’s overall health and development.
This fact sheet provides tips to help families ensure that their children's oral health begins in infancy.
This issue describes why some parents may fear dental visits and avoid seeking care. Find tips on ways parents can overcome their fears.
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.
It’s important for women to get oral health care during pregnancy. Getting oral health care, including cleanings, X-rays, fillings, and pain medication, is safe during pregnancy.