Baby teeth need care, too.

Take your child to the dentist by age 1.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should go to the dentist within six months of getting the first tooth – and no later than the first birthday. An early visit to the dentist can set the foundation for a lifetime of great oral health.

To learn more, click here for great information on starting your child's oral health the right way.

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About the Delta Dental of South Dakota Foundation

The mission of the Delta Dental of South Dakota Foundation is to improve oral health for all South Dakotans, with an emphasis on disease prevention. Since 2002, the Delta Dental of South Dakota Public Benefit Program and Foundation have distributed more than $20 million for oral health improvement projects and programs in South Dakota. For more information on the DDSD Foundation, click here.