Oral Health: Building Healthy Teeth and Gums in the Childcare Setting
- Date of Publication
- July 7, 2021
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Course Information Establishing good oral-health habits early (rather than treating problems after the fact) is critically important for children's well-being. As a child care provider, you are in a unique position to help children and parents understand the importance of good oral health. This 1-hour course will help you gain a better understanding of the issue, including specific advice on how to care for children's teeth and gums. Funding for this course was provided by the Office of Title V and Family Health, Texas Department of State Health Services using Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant Funds.
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