12. Upkeep
Keep your child’s appointments for regular dental check-ups and cleaning. Professional guidance is one of the best tools for keeping any particular problem areas your child may have in check.

13. Braces
Consider braces. If your child is at an age where the alignment of the teeth is already causing damage or decay by trapping food, compromising the bite or otherwise wearing down young teeth, consider orthodontic treatment as a long-term investment in your child’s oral and general health.