Dental Health in Child Care

Child Care October 01, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Brushing child's teeth

Promoting good dental health begins in early childhood. Child care providers can help children learn how to care for their teeth and encourage good dental hygiene.

Children who learn good oral hygiene habits early tend to practice good dental health as they get older and are less likely to have cavities and other dental problems. The following articles describe some ways that child care providers can help promote good dental health in children.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.