Find out how dental hygienists can work in partnership with Head Start programs to improve oral health for enrolled children and expectant families.
Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, but it's preventable. Children with dental pain can have trouble speaking clearly, eating, and learning. Resources in this collection cover the health of the mouth including the teeth, gums, and oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak, and chew.
These resources highlight some of the most common diseases that affect oral health, including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Learn how dentists can work in partnership with Head Start programs to improve oral health for enrolled children and expectant families.
See how medical providers like physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants can work in partnership with Head Start programs to improve oral health for enrolled children and expectant families.
This webinar explains how it can be fun to share oral health messages. Four key messages are paired with videos from Sesame Street in Communities to help staff share the benefits of good oral health with families.
This brief for Head Start staff shares information about how teledentistry works, using teledentistry in public health settings, the benefits of using it in Head Start programs, and tips for getting started.
By following these steps, Head Start and other early child care staff can help young children develop toothbrushing routines in the classroom to prevent tooth decay.
Families experiencing homelessness may face barriers to meeting their child’s oral health needs, including accessing oral health care. Learn tips to support their oral health.
A regular bedtime routine helps your child know what to expect at the end of the day. Brushing your child’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste is an important part of the routine.
Long term use of pacifiers can affect your child’s bite and the growth of the jaws and bones that support their teeth. If your child shows no interest in giving up their pacifier by 18 months, they may need help to stop.
If your child’s dentist finds tooth decay and recommends a follow-up dental visit for treatment, it’s important for your child to get care. Receiving follow-up treatment is key to keeping your child healthy.