Home Module 021 – Early Dental Health

Module Overview

Early Dental Health

Length: 1.25 - 1.75 hours
ETO: Health and Safety

Home Visitors have the perfect opportunity to teach families the value of their children's oral health and to adopt habits that prevent tooth decay and other lifelong health problems.

Objectives

By the end of this training, Home Visitors will be able to:
•Explain why baby teeth are important and discuss basic tooth development with parents.
•Discuss the oral disease, "Early Childhood Caries”, and its impact on a child’s health and well-
  being
•Express ways for parents to prevent tooth decay
•Provide strategies to parents for oral health practices including feeding and cleaning
•Convey to expectant mothers why dental health is vital


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