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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
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.