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  • dentist examining a boy's teethYour child should have a dental home and see a dentist regularly—twice-a-year (unless the dentist recommends a different schedule). A dental home provides on-going care and supervision in a family-friendly way.

  • Your child should brush twice a day with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste with fluoride (if recommended) and floss once a day. Supervise and help if needed.

  • Children who play sports should wear a mouth guard to protect teeth