4 top tips to help your child with teeth brushing

Posted by / Wednesday 20 April 2016 / Parenting Tips Health
child tooth brushing

It can be hard to get your child into the routine of brushing their teeth. 

Jo Hutchinson from Corpusty and Holt Children’s Centre, Norfolk, shares her top tips!

1. Introduce a toothbrush as soon as your child’s first tooth comes through and brush their tooth twice a day.

2. Singing songs to your child or showing them puppets while they brush their teeth can be a fun way to encourage your child to keep the habit

3. Set a good example, take your child with you to the dentist so they gain confidence in attending regular dental checks.

4. Ensure your child has a healthy well-balanced diet and restrict sugary foods and drinks. Fizzy drinks (both those containing sugar and sugar-free or "diet" versions) contain acids that can erode the outer surface of the tooth. The best drinks for children to have at any time are water and milk. If your child likes fruit juices then try to only have them at mealtimes.

child brushing teeth

If you need any more information, talk to your local dentist.

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