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Teeth

Though baby teeth are eventually replaced by adult teeth, they are still very important. Early dental care ensures the health of your preschooler's gums and teeth, and proper development of her jaw and speech.
  • Baby teeth should be brushed by and adult twice every day with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. 
  • Your child’s first teeth help her to begin chewing solid foods, play a role in her learning to speak, and help her jaw develop.
  • Snacking is important for preschoolers but to avoid tooth decay limit sweet or sticky foods and save them for mealtimes. Offer water instead of fruit juices and other sweet drinks between meals.
  • Your preschooler should have regular checkups with a dentist.