View up to date information on how Illinois is handling the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Site
For our Providers: Many recent Provider Notices include information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). View all HFS Provider Notices
Start good habits for you and your baby by keeping your own mouth clean and healthy. That will help your baby to stay healthy.
Before your baby’s teeth come in, gently wipe the gums with a clean damp cloth after meals and at bedtime.
Once teeth come in, clean them with a soft toothbrush after meals and at bedtime.
Never put your baby to sleep with a bottle.
Stop using a bottle to feed your baby by 12 months.
Give children healthy foods like dairy, vegetables and fruit. Limit sugary snacks in your child’s diet.
Take your child to a dentist for a dental check-up by age 1. Take your child sooner if your doctor refers you to a dentist.