Dental Health

Routine dental visits should begin by age 2. Dental visits are advised every six months. Your child may need dental checks every three months if his or her medicine has caused overgrowth of gum tissue.

  • Keep your child’s teeth, mouth, and gums clean. This helps reduce the chance of an infection.


  • Make sure your child brushes and flosses his or her teeth twice a day.


  • Use a soft toothbrush and gently brush up and down. This may help keep your child’s gums from overgrowing.


  • Your child should see a dentist regularly.


  • Please check with a transplant coordinator before sending your child to the dentist for the first time after the transplant as they may require prophylactic antibiotics prior to a dental cleaning or procedure