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Caring for your child's teeth

Toothbrushing

We recommend that your child gets used to having their mouth cleaned as early as possible; start before the teeth have erupted by wiping their gums with damp gauze.  Once your child’s teeth start to show (erupt) then a soft toothbrush can be used. 

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Top Tips

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Stand behind your child so that you hold the toothbrush in the same way as you would when brushing your own teeth.

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Be gentle – small mouths are delicate so be much more gentle than you are on yourself.

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Make it fun – if you can make your child laugh or giggle while you brush they will be more compliant.

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Give them some control – get them to watch a clock or timer to count down from 2 minutes, so they know when it will finish.

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Use a child’s toothpaste - the flavour is more palatable than adult toothpaste and certainly not as strong.  You need only use a pea size amount squeezed into the bristles; this allows it to be spread evenly over their teeth.

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Don’t rinse – instead get your child to spit (when old enough) therefore increasing the benefit of the fluoride toothpaste.

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Once your child’s teeth have erupted, after brushing at night do not allow your child to eat or have any sugary drinks (including milk) as the sugar will remain and increase the chance of decay.

Avoid these mistakes with your child’s teeth

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Almost any juice has the potential to cause decay – whether it is diluting, fruit or fizzy juice – unless it says SUGAR FREE then it has the potential to cause decay in your child’s mouth.

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Anything marked low sugar or no added sugar – STILL CONTAINS SUGAR and will cause decay, the only label you can trust is sugar free

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It is the frequency of sugar in the diet that leads to tooth decay not the amount of sugar eaten. For this reason if your child does want a treat encourage them to eat it right after a meal and in one go. The worst sweets are those that last a long time such as gob stoppers and sticks of rock, these continually wash the teeth with sugar solution.

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Brushing after sweets, confectionery or cakes will not protect the teeth from damage.  After any sugary treat your child’s mouth will experience around 40 minutes of attack, it takes the saliva around 6-8 hours to counter this.

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