This section offers information and strategies for improving and maintaining the oral health of infants. Head Start staff can use these tip sheets both in the classroom and to share with families.
Taking care of infants’ oral health is important. Oral care should start between ages 6 to 10 months before the infant’s first tooth comes into the mouth. As soon as the first tooth comes in, it can develop tooth decay.
Choose a tip sheet from the outline to get started.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Series: Brush Up on Oral Health (BUOH)
Last Updated: March 17, 2022