We know behaviours developed during childhood are often with us for life. We also know in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, it is essential that daily toothbrushing and healthy eating habits are established at an early age. In fact, most children have formed lifelong eating habits by school age. The best way to start with this is at home where learning can be fun!.
To help you we have summarised the essentials into our Dental Defence guide for kids:
- Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes, after breakfast and last thing at night.
- Brush both the outside and inside of the teeth in small, circular movements.
- Limit the amount of sugary food and drinks in your diet.
- Replace your toothbrush about 6 times a year or when it looks frayed.
- Visit your dentist every 6 months or sooner if you lose a lot of baby teeth at the same time.
Tooth decay can happen at any stage of someone’s life, and not looking after your child’s teeth can result in both short-term and long-term health problems for them. Tula has some great tips on how to keep your child's teeth healthy.
It's not only essential to brush your child's teeth twice a day - how teeth are brushed is equally important. Orala has some helpful advice on good brushing techniques.
Losing their Teeth
What advice does Professor T have about losing teeth? Also, read Tula's suggestions for what to have at the T-party after she and her fairy friends have collected your tooth.