Calcium is critical for teeth.

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Even before they come in, baby teeth and adult teeth need calcium to develop fully.  And after the teeth are in, calcium may also help protect them against decay.

Calcium makes jawbones strong and healthy too!

Besides making sure your children get enough calcium, there are other things you can do to keep their teeth healthy:

  • Make sure your children brush with fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride protects teeth from decay and helps heal early decay.

  • Ask your child’s dental care provider or health care provider if there is fluoride in your town or city’s drinking water. If there is not, ask about fluoride tablets or drops for your child.

  • Ask your child’s dental care provider about proper brushing and flossing techniques and other ways your tween and teen can make sure teeth stay healthy.
Last Updated Date: 09/15/2006
Last Reviewed Date: 09/15/2006