From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here’s how to take care of your children’s teeth.
A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow the tips in the video below and you can help keep your kids’ teeth decay-free.
Visiting the dentist
Did you know that NHS dental care for children is free?
It is important to take your child to the dentist when their first milk teeth appear. This is so they become familiar with the environment and get to know the dentist.
Watch the video below for more top tips on how to support your child with their first trip to the dentist.
Be Sugar Smart
With life being so fast paced and on-the-go, it can be difficult to not slip into old habits, such as eating food that surprisingly contains high levels of sugar, or getting carried away with watching TV rather than doing a ten minute activity. However, the NHS Better Health Healthier Families campaign has a free Food Scanner app that can help you find healthier swaps for you and your family.
Just scan the barcodes of your family’s favourite foods, swipe to see the healthier options available, and make a swap next time you shop!