Oral care is important to prevent oral diseases and disorders. Oral problems can affect well-being and total body health throughout life. Tooth decay (cavities) is the most common chronic infectious disease found in children; and the most preventable. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with playing, eating, speaking and learning. Steps to prevent and treat tooth decay can be implemented early in life through using the combination of dental sealants, fluoride, nutrition and good oral care habits. Other oral problems can lead to larger problems, making it vitally important to take care of your mouth.
Learn more about oral care for your child by reviewing the brochure called Dental Health for your Child. We have it available in three languages. Please click the appropriate language choice to access the brochure. [ENGLISH] [HMONG] [SPANISH]