Dental care tips for babies and children.

16th July 2018 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

Caring for our children’s teeth when they’re young makes an enormous difference to their dental health as adults. It will even impact on their long-term general health too. To help you follow a great oral hygiene routine at home, here are a few dental care tips for babies and children.

Dental care tips for babies and children as mother teaches infant to clean teeth

Jessica Walklate, our SpaDental Whitchurch oral hygiene therapist, has put together a few useful tips.

Dental care tips for babies and children.

You can begin cleaning a baby’s gums even before a tooth comes through. To begin:

Continue brushing children’s teeth twice a day until the child turns 7:

Protect children’s teeth from sugar:

General dental care tips for babies and children are useful, but not enough. We recommend personalised advice and a tailored routine.

Oral care needs differ from child to child. We therefore recommend a regular appointment with a dentist so that your babies and children receive the best individual oral health support.

SpaDental Plymouth and Whitchurch are registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients, to support government initiatives to improve the dental health of children.

Please note that adults wishing to be registered as NHS patients at our mixed practices (Plymouth and Whitchurch) are not registered directly, but are added to the waiting list.

Upcoming Children’s Days:

SpaDental Plymouth and Whitchurch organise special days during half-term breaks and school holidays to prioritise children’s appointments. Why not get in touch to make an appointment for your children?

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