CHILDREN’S TEETH AND ORAL HEALTH: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
STRONG TEETH MAKE STRONG KIDS
But shockingly, 46% of children 0-8 in the U.K. have tooth decay1. No wonder there's a national oral health crisis. That's why Oral-B, along with the University of Leeds, is leading the charge to help patients teach children about better oral health.
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE OUR KIDS STRONGER.
7,928 EPISODES OF CHILDREN UNDER 5 HAVE HAD TEETH EXTRACTED2
38% OF CHILDREN HAVE HAD SLEEPLESS NIGHTS BECAUSE OF DENTAL PROBLEMS3
35% OF CHILDREN AGE 12 ARE TOO EMBARRASSED TO SMILE OR LAUGH4
3 DAYS OF SCHOOL ARE MISSED EVERY YEAR PER CHILD DUE TO DENTAL PROBLEMS5
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S ORAL HEALTH
BABY 0-2 YEARS
The first baby teeth appear. Parents should brush their baby's teeth twice daily with baby/child fluoride toothpaste and schedule their first dental appointment by age 1.
- Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth and Gums
- Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Causes and Treatments
KIDS 3-5 YEARS OLD
They should have a full set of 20 baby teeth. Parents should brush their kid's teeth twice a day, every day, in the morning and before bedtime.
- Make Oral Care and Flossing Fun For Kids
- Kids Oral Care – Dental Hygiene Tips for Kids
- Children’s Teeth: Development, Prevention & Problems
- Brushing Kids Teeth
JUNIOR 6-12 YEARS
Even though adult teeth begin emerging during these years, parents should continue to brush their children’s teeth through age 7 and limit sugary foods and drinks to avoid cavities and decay.
- Kids Mouthwash – Benefits and Mouthwash Safety
- Finding the Best Electric Toothbrush For Kids
- How to Brush Your Teeth and Floss with Braces
- The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Select your child's age range to get the best toothpaste and toothbrush combination they can use for daily brushing.
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1. In their primary teeth. Source: National Health Service Child Dental Health Survey 2013.
2. Due to tooth decay. Tooth extracted under general anaesthetic. Source: Public Health England Health Matters: Child Dental Health 2017
3. Children with decay waiting for dental treatment in hospital. Source: Public Health England Matters: Child Dental Health 2017
4. Due to tooth decay or missing teeth. Source: National Health Service Child Dental Health Survey 2013
5. Children with decay waiting for dental treatment in hospital. Source: Public Health England Health Matters: Child Dental Health 2017.