A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

This booklet identifies five steps to protect a young child’s teeth. Parents and child-care providers may use this resource to gain basic information on child dental care. The strategies for protecting a baby’s teeth include preventing bottle tooth decay and taking a child to the dentist.

  1. Protect your baby’s teeth with fluoride.
  2. Check and clean your baby’s teeth.
  3. Feed your baby healthy food.
  4. Prevent baby bottle tooth decay.
  5. Take your child to the dentist. A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby [PDF, 1.21MB]

See also:
A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby (for American Indians and Alaska Natives)

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. HHS/NIH/NIDCR. 2010. English. [PDF, 1.21MB].

Last Reviewed: May 2011

Last Updated: September 11, 2014