For children aged 3 to 5 years

To find out about how to carry out toothbrushing and information on healthy eating for children aged 3 to 5 years old, visit:

For children aged 5 to 12 years

To find out about how you can continue to encourage good oral health habits in children aged 5 to 12 years, including toothbrushing and healthy eating, visit:

When to get help

Did you know...

...you should 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).

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Toothbrushing

Information is available about how to carry out effective toothbrushing, including top tips and advice in the links below

Healthy eating

To find out about healthy eating advice and information on hidden sugars in food and drinks use the links below.

Learning disabilities

For help and advice on supporting someone with learning disabilities to maintain good oral health please use the links below.

Did you know..

..every time you eat or drinks something containing sugar, plaque bacteria on your teeth make acid which attacks the tooth surface. After a while, a hole or cavity forms. This is called tooth decay.

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