Good dental health starts with baby teeth! Although baby teeth are replaced by adult teeth, baby teeth are an important part of childhood development. They help your child chew, speak, smile, and hold space for the adult teeth.

​Helping your child develop good oral health habits is one of the most important health lessons you can teach them. Help your child brush twice a day with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, learn to floss, and choose healthy foods. Make dental checkups a part of your healthcare routine, just like visiting the pediatrician.

Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA)

California state law requires children to receive a dental checkup before or during their first year in school. This helps ensure children receive the oral health care they need to be healthy and ready for school. For more information and resources please visit the Resources for School Partners and KOHA page.