Take care of your child's baby teeth! Healthy baby teeth: Hold space for the adult teeth to grow into. Allow kids to eat right. Help kids speak clearly. Work to keep the rest of the body well. Help children do better in school because they are not in pain. Allow children to feel good about their smiles. Baby Teeth are Important Brushing baby teeth will create good oral health care habits for your child as he or she grows. Brush the teeth with fluoride toothpaste 2 times every day. One time should be at bedtime. Start flossing your child’s teeth when the teeth begin to touch each other. Floss the teeth every day. Give your child snacks that are low in sugar, like vegetables, fruit, and cheese.