Tips for a Child's Healthy Smile. 

  • Schedule regular dental visits beginning before the child's first birthday.
  • Your child should visit the dentist twice a year for an examination.
  • Start brushing as soon as the child's first tooth appears.
  • Your child should visit the hygienist twice a year for cleanings and fluoride treatments.
  • Brush and floss your child's teeth daily until the child can be taught to do this alone.
  • At nap time, or bedtime put only water in your child's bottle.
  • Provide you child with a balanced diet.
  • Limit the number and type of snacks given to your child each day.
  • Ask your dentist or hygienist about how to get the right amount of fluoride for your child.
  • Ask your dentist or hygienist about sealants.