Our videos will give you plenty of advice on how to look after your children’s teeth, including when and how to introduce toothbrushing, advice on weaning, information on healthy snacks and the best drinks for babies teeth.

Dental care for children aged 0- 3 years


It’s important to use a fluoride toothpaste, as this helps prevent and control tooth decay.
Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through (usually at around 6 months, but it can be earlier or later).
Parents or carers should brush or supervise toothbrushing.
Brush teeth twice daily for about 2 minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
Brush last thing at night before bed and on 1 other occasion.
Use children’s fluoride toothpaste containing no less than 1,000ppm of fluoride (check label) or family toothpaste containing between 1,350ppm and 1,500ppm fluoride.
Use only a smear of toothpaste.

Special care advice


A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health and you can help keep your kids’ teeth decay-free.

How to carry out toothbrushing

Our Fluoride Varnish programme


One of the services offered by the Oral Health Improvement team is the Fluoride Varnish programme. The programme aims to reduce dental decay in children and includes an awareness session for parents and carers, and a session to support parents in signing the consent forms.

Infant feeding advice


Find out how to avoid baby bottle tooth decay, advice on weaning and feeding advice for babies teeth.

Infant dietary advice


Information on reducing tooth decay, healthy snacks and the best drinks for children’s teeth.

Oral health top tips


Find out more about our top tips for keeping good oral hygiene for your family.

Answers to common dental health questions on dentistry

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