Conclusion

Adult general health, especially oral health starts with infant oral care.  An array of factors contributes to the oral health status of a child.  Finding a dental home and having a formal preventive care plan can decrease the likelihood of the infant to experience dental disease.  Educating the parents and/or caregivers on the infant’s oral health on bacteria transmission, injury prevention and the importance of having regular scheduled visits at appropriate intervals, plays an important role to maintain a healthy child.