Tips for Parents

Good oral health care habits start at home. You are the most important person when it comes to your childís oral health. Years ago, cavities were considered unavoidable, just a fact of life. But today, with proper care, attention, and tools, tooth decay is highly preventable. These tips will help your child avoid the pain and cost of cavities.

How to Brush and Floss

While it isnít rocket science, knowing how to brush and floss properly can make a huge difference! The most effective way to teach good oral health habits is to brush and floss with your child. This section includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help turn anyone into a dental self-care pro! Thereís also a brush chart you can print for your child to check off each time he or she brushes. Itís a fun way to create tooth-saving habits.

Resources for Parents

From games and coloring pages to experiments and research, this section links you to a wide variety interactive and educational resources that help make oral health care fun!