Take good care of your child's baby teeth. They do eventually fall out but until they do, baby teeth play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly. Baby teeth also save space for the permanent teeth, and help guide them into place.
Even before your child gets his or her first tooth, you should wipe your child's gums with an infant gum massager, clean damp gauze or a washcloth. Once your child's teeth come in, brush them twice a day using a soft bristled toothbrush with water.