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.