It’s important to start taking care of your baby’s dental health before they get teeth. When your baby is a few days old, you can start cleaning their mouth and gums with a damp cloth twice each day. Good habits now will prevent tooth decay later in life – use this resource to learn more about tooth decay.

Healthy teeth and gums are important. Tooth decay can lead to pain, infection and the need for serious surgery. For concerns about your child’s dental health – contact your local public health dental program.

20958 NoTCBy their first birthday, your child should have already seen a dentist. If cost is something you’re concerned about, you may be eligible for basic dental care benefits through the BC Healthy Kids Program.

Resources for Dental Care