The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provide the following advice for the oral health of 3-year-olds.

  • Your child should have 20 baby teeth.
  • Limit sodas, juice and drinks containing caffeine.
  • Encourage milk and water for drinking.
  • Limit snacking between meals.
  • Brush teeth twice a day with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing fluoride unless advised otherwise by your dentist.
  • Floss every day.
  • Examine your child's teeth.
  • Have regular dental check-ups.