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Good oral health

Looking after their teeth

The best way to keep your child's teeth and mouth healthy is:

Encourage healthy eating and drinking:

Encourage regular toothbrushing:

Visit a dentist regularly:

Dentist says

NHS dental treatment is free for pregnant women, for the first year as a mother and for children. The dental team can offer you further oral health guidance and support and, when your child is old enough the dentist can apply fluoride varnish to their teeth.

To keep your own teeth and mouth healthy do not smoke or use any form of tobacco and keep alcohol consumption to recommended levels.


Only you can stop your child getting tooth decay.


Tooth decay is totally preventable and causes unnecessary pain for your child.


Follow the easy guidance. Contact your Dentist or Health Visitor for additional support.