Healthy Beginnings

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

Learn more about healthy dental habits for your baby and toddler

Caring for your child's teeth starts with their first tooth. Knowing what care to give in the different stages of your child's dental development can help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Model good behavior at every age

Young children are eager to follow the example of adults. You can set a good example for your family by:

  • Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.
  • Eating healthy foods and drinking lots of water.
  • Seeing your dental provider every six months.
  • Make brushing fun by singing a song.

Find a dentist

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is committed to keeping Michigan children healthy, including their dental health. With eight out of 10 dentists accepting Healthy Kids Dental, you’ll be able to find a dentist to fit your needs.

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Handling dental emergencies

Don't wait at an emergency room. See a dentist who is an expert at treating dental pain.