Tooth decay rates in UK children are far too high, yet it is a disease which is completely preventable. If we can help teach children at a young age, the importance of looking after their teeth, and show them how to, we can help reduce the incidences of tooth decay and carry these messages forward as they grow up.
National Children’s Dental Health Month is the perfect time to increase awareness about children’s dental health and being able to support this through the work we are doing in the community, is very rewarding. We will continue to work with schools we have relationships with and hope to engage with even more in 2024.
Our top five top tips for good oral health
1/Avoid consuming sweet, sugary foods and drinks between meals.
2/Brush twice a day for 2mins, using a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Children under 10yrs old need help to brush.
3/Spit out, but don’t rinse out after brushing, so to leave fluoride around your teeth for longer.
4/ Avoid eating or drinking 1hr before bedtime. Water only.
5/Visit your dentist for regular check-ups.