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Children's Health and Maintenance Program (C.H.A.M.P.) Parents

Oral Health Care

A healthy mouth is the gateway to a healthy body. Establishing healthy habits at a very young age lays the foundation for a lifelong healthy mouth. Click on the thumbnails below to learn more about how you can take care of your child’s teeth from the time they are born, to when they reach other developmental milestones.



Mothers and Fathers: Children will look forward to brushing when it’s pleasant and entertaining. Have them watch these fun videos while brushing!
From Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives


My Children’s Teeth: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – the recognized authority on pediatric oral health care – published oral health resources on its website for parents and caregivers.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Baby Oral Health for Parents: Find answers to your questions about your baby’s oral health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills


Cavity-Causing Germs Can Go from your Mouth to Your Child’s Mouth – Learn How to Prevent
Florida Department of Health


Learn how to Help your Preschooler Eat Well, Be Active and Healthy
U.S. Department of Agriculture


Did you know that Children with Bad Teeth do not do Well in Schools?
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Center


Teething: A normal part of childhood that can be treated without prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a warning for parents on prescription and over-the counter (OTC) teething medications. Read More
U.S. Food and Drug Administration


A Video of Children Thanking their Mothers for Taking Care of their Children’s Oral Health
Maryland Dental Coalition Action