Health Tips

There are plenty of things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Below are helpful tips as well as games that your children can play and a calendar to track dental hygiene.

Don't make the emergency room your first stop

When you have a dental emergency, an ER is rarely the best option. Contact a dentist first whenever possible.

Children's dental health

Starting as early as pregnancy, parents play a big role in their child's dental health. There is a connection between a mother's healthy mouth and healthy pregnancy. Once born, a baby's dental care begins before the first tooth comes in.

Smiling Stork

Getting proper dental care while you're pregnant can improve your health and the health of your child.

Healthy Beginnings

It’s never too soon to start good oral health habits. It begins with the first tooth and first dental visit.

Parent tip sheet

Good oral hygiene habits begin with parents. Start care for your baby's gums before teeth develop and continue good dental care through their childhood.
Parent Tip Sheet (PDF)

Tips for pregnant mothers

Research shows that pregnant women with gum disease have a bigger risk of having a baby too small. Visit the dentist at least once during pregnancy.
Tips for pregnant mothers (PDF)

Good health starts at birth

Even before your baby's teeth show, you should clean its gums with a damp cloth after meals and at bedtime. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush without paste once teeth show.
Good Health Starts At Birth (PDF)

Your child's dental checkup

Most dental diseases are 100 percent preventable with regular care and dental checkups every six months. Healthy Kids Dental are eligible for checkups at no cost.
Your Child's Dental Checkup (PDF)

Seal out decay

A sealant is a thin plastic coating that protects back teeth from decay. Children should have sealants placed on their teeth as soon as they erupt to help prevent cavities.
Seal Out Decay (PDF)

Fun activities for kids

Keep track of your brushing habits and play a healthy dental word search game. Click on the links below to download.