Oral Health

Preventative care is critical

  • Brushing teeth twice a day
  • Balanced diet
  • Regular dentist visits
  • Flossing regularly

Tooth decay is the single most common chronic disease in children

Most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages.

Children free from dental pain are more likely to have improved concentration

Children are more likely to miss school due to tooth pain/infection.

  • First tooth erupts
  • First dental visit
  • Caregiver: Begin brushing your child’s teeth with a soft brush after their first tooth erupts
  • More primary (baby) teeth continue to come in
  • Visit the dentist for preventative care (cleaning and check-ups) every 6 months
  • Caregiver: Begin flossing your child’s teeth
  • Start using primary teeth and first permanent molars erupt
  • Preventative dental sealants may be needed
  • Continue preventative dental care every 6 months
  • Most children have lost all primary teeth by age 13
  • Orthodontics may be recommended
  • Continue preventative dental care every 6 months