Dental Health Week 2018

Dental Health Week 2018

Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases but it is preventable. Top tips for your family’s dental care:

  • make brushing a habit for the whole family
  • clean teeth and gums in the morning and before bed at night
  • for babies use a soft cloth at first using only cold water, for older babies use a soft tooth brush
  • at 18 of age months use a pea size amount of children's fluoride tooth paste (unless you are advised otherwise by a dental professional)
  • from six years of age use an adult toothpaste
  • after brushing, spit the toothpaste out, but don’t rinse.


  • plain tap water is the best drink for overall health
  • too many foods high in sugar like soft drinks, sweets, cakes and biscuits are not good for teeth – have them only sometimes


  • regular dental checks are important for everyone.

For more information about dental care