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Caring for your child’s teeth and tips to prevent cavities

Prenatal Dental Care for Kids

The Hawaii Dept. of Health stresses that taking care of your child’s teeth starts before they’re even born. The American Dental Association recommends children see a dentist before they reach their first birthday for preventive care and to detect any problem areas early. Dr. Gavin Uchida, dental director with the Hawaii Dept. of Health, and Dr. Emilie Sumida, a dentist who practices in Wailuku, Maui, give us insights about the importance of early care for children’s teeth.