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 toothbrushing and other preventive measures and how to find a dentist.
Steps for Toothbrushing at the Table
Toothbrushing at the classroom table is a quicker, more structured way to have children brush than individually at the sink. In this video, learn how to prepare, model, clean up, and store supplies.Learn More
Brush Up on Oral Health Tip Sheets
The monthly 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.Learn More
Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles
This series of handouts provides simple tips on oral health issues. Staff are encouraged to share the handouts with families to promote good oral health. They are available in English and Spanish.Learn More
Last Updated: October 24, 2018