Dental Wellness

How can I help my child keep a healthy smile?

  • As parent, set an example by taking good care of your own teeth. 
  • Before your child’s teeth start to appear in the mouth, begin to massage the teeth and gums with your finger or a warm, wet washcloth or a small gauze pad.
  • When the first baby teeth appear, floss and brush your child’s teeth until he is old enough to do this himself.
  • Feed your child a balanced diet and offer healthy snacks.
  • Ask your dentist about fluoride and other treatments that prevent cavities.
  • Make sure your child has regular dental care throughout his or her development.

Learn more about caring for your teeth:

Preventive Care

Dental care for specific health conditions

Dental Emergencies