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Oral Health

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.

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.

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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.

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Oral Health

Topic:Oral Health

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National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: March 20, 2018