Good Oral Health Starts Early

Tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, but can develop any time after the teeth begin to appear at about 6 months of age.

Protecting a baby's smile starts in the womb and continues for a lifetime. Visiting the dentist by age 1 helps:

  • The child and parent establish a relationship with a dentist.
  • Alleviate the pain and suffering that can result from untreated oral health issues.
  • Assist in emergency and future dental treatment.
  • Reduce future dental treatment costs up to 40 percent by establishing early preventive dental care like check-ups and cleanings.
  • Ensure a safe home for future permanent teeth.
  • Your child learn to speak and chew properly.
  • Prevent cavities.

As a leader in oral health, Delta Dental of Illinois is proud to provide these free oral health resources.

Dentist By 1 Educational Materials

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Delta Dental of Illinois is proud to partner with organizations throughout Illinois to promote the Dentist By 1 initiative. Click here for a list of supporting organizations.