Baby teeth are important! | Healthy Lifestyle

Baby Teeth also help shape your child's face and save space for permanent teeth.

  • Baby Teeth also help shape your child’s face and save space for permanent teeth
  • Baby Teeth help your child chew solid foods properly and speak clearly
  • Starting dental care early can prevent dental decay and costly restorative care for your child

What can the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program do for my child?

ABCD will help you find a child-friendly Dentist or Specialist in your area who will accept the Provider-

One ID Card. All ABCD Dentists have been trained to work with very young children



Provides Family Oral Health Education on how to take care of your child’s teeth and prevent cavities



Encourages families to seek early dental care for young children beginning at age 1 or first tooth eruption



Promotes a positive dental experience and makes going to the Dentist easier for you and your child


Eligible Children

  • Are ages 0 to 6 years old
  • Have a ProviderOne ID Card
  • Live in Pierce County



  • Dental check-ups 2x each year
  • Fluoride treatments 3x each year
  • Family education 2x each year
  • Fillings and other treatment as needed


How can I enroll my child?

Fill out the form and mail it to the ABCD Program

Call (253) 798-4720


Special Events

The City of Lakewood is sponsoring special ABCD events for eligible families residing in Lakewood (only). If you are a resident of Lakewood, sign up for upcoming ABCD events

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