This section offers information and strategies Head Start staff can use to help families find oral health care, prepare for dental visits, and prepare for oral health issues during a natural disaster.
Tooth decay can be prevented or managed if children have early dental visits and if families take good care of their child’s teeth between visits. Head Start staff play a key role in helping families understand the importance of regular dental visits and home care.
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Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Audience: Teachers and Caregivers
Series: Brush Up on Oral Health (BUOH)
Last Updated: April 26, 2023