Developing good oral health habits at an early age and visiting the dentist regularly helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Use these resources to raise awareness in your community about the importance of children’s oral health. Find ideas for classroom and family night activities.

Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles

This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues. Head Start and Early Head Start staff are encouraged to share the handouts with families to promote good oral health. The handouts are available in English and Spanish.

Questions to Ask When Looking for a Dental Office

It can be difficult to find a dental office that works for you and your child. This tip sheet provides examples of some questions that you can ask dental office staff before you decide to make an appointment.