This monthly newsletter provides Head Start staff with materials to promote good oral health in the classroom and at home. Each newsletter also includes a recipe for a healthy snack that children can make in a Head Start classroom and at home with their families.
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Head Start staff help to prevent child maltreatment by building on family strengths, supporting families under stress, and protecting children who are at risk. Oral injuries may be a sign of child maltreatment.
Anesthesia and sedation are important tools for dentists providing oral health care in situations where a child must remain still, have their pain controlled, or be calmed down. Families need to know what types of anesthesia are recommended for their child to make an informed decision about whether they should be used for their child.
A healthy mouth is important for overall health and well-being for adults, just as it is for children. When adults have healthy mouths, they can speak clearly, eat food, look healthy, and feel good about themselves. Learn about common oral health problems that some adults face.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: June 17, 2022