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Looking after your Oral Health

Tooth decay is the most common reason why children aged between six and ten years old are admitted into hospital.

The health of our teeth is important for all of us as it affects:

  • What we eat
  • How we communicate
  • Our self-confidence

Better Brushing means:

  • Use a small headed, soft or medium bristled toothbrush and change the toothbrush every 3 months
  • Use a smear of toothpaste for those under 3 years, and anyone over 3 years is to use a pea sized amount
  • Brush twice per day for two minutes, last thing before bed and at one other time in the day
  • Supervise toothbrushing until the age of 7
  • Spit out, don't rinse

Take children for their first dental visit when they get their first tooth or before their 1st birthday and be sure to attend regularly.

Try the Brush DJ app to help with brushing www.brushdj.com

To find an NHS dentist near you, please visit:  www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist

For more information about the Nottingham City Oral Health Improvement Team, please visit Nottingham City - Community Dental Services

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