Healthy smiles with Delta Dental

9 Apr 2018

Delta Dental of Michigan has been a leading dental benefits provider for more than 60 years. In addition to providing a variety of dental benefit plans, Delta Dental of Michigan offers educational resources for parents and educators, as well as community engagement and grant opportunities through the Delta Dental Foundation. We want to thank Delta Dental for being a returning Diamond Sponsor at the Greater Lansing Baby Fair!

It’s never too early to start an oral health routine for your child!



In fact, a good oral health routine during pregnancy is the first step to supporting a healthy smile for your baby.

Since mothers can unintentionally pass cavity-causing bacteria to newborns, increasing their child’s risk of tooth decay,1

it’s important that expectant mothers continue to brush twice a day, floss daily and see a dentist regularly.


Did you know that babies are born with a full set of teeth under their gums

That’s why it’s important to start cleaning their gums from birth.

Simply take a damp washcloth, and lightly rub or massage your baby's gums after each feeding.


Once your child has teeth, you may start brushing them with a smear (size of a grain of rice) of toothpaste until age 3.2



Continue supporting your child’s healthy smile with regular dental visits.

Children should see a dentist after their first tooth appears, or by age 1.

By visiting a dentist early, your child can get to know the dentist, and the dentist can learn about your child’s dental needs before problems occur.




You can learn more about your child’s oral health from infancy to school age, plus how oral and overall health are connected, by visiting Delta Dental of Michigan online at Or, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.


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1. Children’s Dental Health Project, “Why Oral Health Matters for Pregnant Women,” web. 2. Delta Dental of Michigan, “From Drool to School,” web.