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Healthy teeth are important to your child's overall health. From the time your child is born, there are things you can do to promote healthy teeth. For babies, you should clean teeth with a soft, clean cloth or baby's toothbrush. Avoid putting the baby to bed with a bottle and check teeth regularly for spots or stains.

For all children, you should

Forming good habits at a young age can help your child have healthy teeth for life.

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Date last updated: September 25 2008
Topic last reviewed: September 07 2008