Caregiver Tips and Resources

As a parent or caregiver, you play an important role in establishing good dental habits early to set your child up for good dental health for life.

Tooth brushing

It can be challenging to brush your baby's or toddler's teeth but it is very important to do so.

Tip sheets

Caring for your child's teeth

Educational video: How to Take Care of Your Child's Teeth

In this interactive presentation parents and caregivers of children three years of age and under can learn more about dental health. Topics discussed include when the child's first dental visit should take place, how to prepare a child for the dental visit and understanding what to expect.  

View: How to Take Care of Your Child's Teeth

The presentation was created through a partnership between the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport and the BC Dental Association (BCDA).

Also review a series of frequently asked questions about babies and toddlers dental health at

Additional Resources

Vancouver Coastal Health Dental Program Resources

Tooth brushing video for children three and under: Vancouver Coastal Health Children's Dental Department demonstrates the knee-to-knee technique for brushing children's teeth.