Find out how to take the best care of your child’s teeth – watch our short video and read our Top Ten Tips. Make brushing fun for you and your little one – use our catchy timer song and play the tooth brushing game together.
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Taking care of your little one’s teeth
It’s really important to take good care of your child’s teeth so they have healthy teeth now and when they’re older.
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Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they get their first tooth.
Take your child to the dentist regularly as soon as they get their first tooth. NHS dental care is free for under 18s.
Brush teeth for two minutes twice a day – at bedtime and one other time in the day.
Use fluoride toothpaste.
Spit out after brushing but don’t rinse – fluoride is good for your mouth.
Use floss to keep the surfaces between teeth clean.
Have less sugary snacks.
Have less sugary and acidic drinks. Milk and water are the best drinks for children.
From six months of age, children should drink from a free-flow cup.
From three years of age, make sure fluoride varnish is applied to your child’s teeth by their dentist.
For more advice visit www.bdasmile.org
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