It is never too early to encourage healthy dental hygiene for kids. Your child's teeth are at risk of decay as soon as they first erupt.

What do tots, tweens and teenagers have in common? 

They all need to practice good oral hygiene to protect their teeth from the number one chronic childhood disease: tooth decay. A healthy mouth will allow them to eat nutritious foods comfortably, speak clearly, and smile confidently.

Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. 

Oral Hygiene plays a critical role in preventing cavities for children. Tooth brushing should occur twice daily and flossing one time daily for most children. Both children and adults should use brushes with soft, rounded bristles for gentle cleaning. Toothbrushes should be changed every three months or after any period of illness.