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Conclusion

Implementing good oral health practices in infancy sets a foundation of optimal oral health for life. An array of factors contributes to the oral health of a child. Finding a dental home and having a preventive care plan can decrease the likelihood of the infant to experience dental disease. Educating the parents and/or caregivers on preventative practices, good oral hygiene, how cariogenic bacteria can be transmitted, injury prevention and the importance of having regular scheduled visits at appropriate intervals, plays an important role to maintain a healthy child.