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Healthy Dental Habits

Help your kids form good dental habits when they’re young. They’ll be on track to have healthy teeth for life.

Here are a few tips to help your kids form healthy dental habit:

For Babies:

  • Clean teeth with a soft washcloth or a baby toothbrush
  • Don’t put baby to bed with a bottle
  • Check teeth for spots and stains

For Kids:

  • Kids ages 2 & up should brush with a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste (start sooner if your dentist or doctor recommends it)
  • Limit sugary snacks and drinks
  • Talk to your child’s doctor or dentist about fluoride varnish and dental sealants –sealants help protect the back teeth from cavities

Remember to schedule regular dental visits.

SOURCES: MedlinePlus, “Child Dental Health,” retrieved from: MedLinePlus Child Dental Health and

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Dental Sealants,” retrieved from: CDC Dental Sealants

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Last Updated On: 3/2/2020