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A Healthy Mouth is Important for Babies and Young Children

Children need healthy teeth to help them chew, speak and smile.

  • Baby teeth are important because they hold space for adult teeth

  • Cavities can cause your child pain and serious health problems

  • Poor oral health can cause problems eating, speaking, learning and socializing

There’s good news. You can prevent tooth decay by taking care of your child’s mouth every day! 

How To Keep Your Child's Mouth Healthy

Maryland’s Medicaid dental program, Maryland Healthy Smiles, provides free dental care for children from birth to 21 years old and during pregnancy.