Tooth hygiene: how to help build strong teeth and brighter smiles for little ones

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Father and daughter taking care of their dental hygiene. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Father and daughter taking care of their dental hygiene. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

It's important to start instilling healthy dental habits in your kids while they’re still young. Start from infancy so you create the groundwork for good oral health and encourage positive habits that’ll last them into adulthood.

Care for milk teeth

The first set of teeth children cut are known as milk or baby teeth, and these are responsible for giving the jaw and face its shape and helping with speech development.

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