Establish Good Oral Hygiene
Establish good dental habits early with your child. Teach them to brush their teeth at least twice a day. Make sure that they also floss at least once per day. If you establish an oral hygiene routine early in life, chances are that they will stick with it forever.
Protect Their Teeth From Injury
You can not prevent every injury, accidents do happen. You can however prevent some injuries. If your children play sports, have them wear a mouth guard. Mouth Guards [http://www.bestdentalclinics.com/mouth-guards.htm] prevent thousands of oral injuries every year but could prevent thousands more. They should be worn in all physical sports, not just football or hockey. They can be injured just as easily in soccer, baseball, basketball and just about every other sports involving physical contact.
Stop Bad Habits
Thumb and pacifier sucking should be stopped as soon as possible. After the age of 2 pacifier sucking can have a great negative impact on how their teeth come in.
Establish A Healthy Diet
Limit how much sugar your child eats. Sodas and candy will eat away at your child’s teeth. Get them in the habit early of not overindulging in sugary snacks.