Here are some tips:
Eat and drink healthily
Sugary foods and drinks are more likely to cause tooth decay, so try to keep these to a minimum. Eating fruits and vegetables is important for dental health (as well as overall health).
Drink tap water
The best drink for kids teeth is plain tap water, as the fluoride in it strengthens their teeth.
Brush twice a day
Kids should get in the habit of cleaning their teeth at least twice daily.
Regular brushing will help to reduce plaque build-up and tooth decay and ensure the health of teeth and gums. Kids under eight years may need assistance with the correct brushing technique.
Flossing once a day will help reduce the build-up of food and plaque between teeth. Kids may need some assistance with flossing to ensure that they are flossing correctly and to get them into a regular flossing routine.
Visit your dentist
A visit to the dentist every 6 months is recommended for kids aged three years and over, or earlier if there are any concerns. This will allow the dentist to do a thorough check of your child’s teeth and it also reinforces good dental care and oral health habits.
Wear a mouth guard for sport
Playing sport is a great way to keep kids active and happy. Protect your child’s teeth whilst they’re playing with a custom-made, professionally fitted mouth guard. They’re available in a range of colours and should be worn during training and playing sport to reduce the risk of dental injury.
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