Oral Health: Tips for Health Managers

Help parents and caregivers learn how to ensure good oral health for children and themselves. Help pregnant women and children learn good mouth and teeth habits.

Brushing Your Child's Teeth

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste helps prevent tooth decay (cavities). Learn when to begin brushing a child’s teeth and how often.

Choosing Healthy Drinks for Your Young Child

Children who are often given sugary drinks are more likely to have tooth decay (cavities). Learn about which drinks have added sugar and which drinks (water and milk) are best for children.

Finding a Dental Clinic for Your Child

Visiting the dental clinic keeps children’s teeth and mouth healthy. Learn about how to find a dental clinic and the importance of regular dental visits.

Getting Fluoride for Your Child

There are several important ways to make teeth strong and prevent tooth decay. These include drinking tap (faucet) water with fluoride, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, and having a health professional apply fluoride varnish.

Giving Your Child Healthy Snacks

Giving children healthy meals and a variety of healthy snacks at scheduled times during the day is important to keep children healthy. Get tips for healthy snacks to give children.

Helping Your Baby with Teething Pain

Baby teeth start coming in at about 6 to 10 months old, and can sometimes hurt. Get tips for simple ways to help prevent or reduce teething pain.