Your children's teeth are really important,
especially their first set (baby/milk
teeth). If they have healthy teeth it helps
them to learn to talk and to eat a wide
range of foods. Their first teeth also have
a role in guiding their permanent teeth into
the right position.
Clean, or help your child to clean, their
teeth at least twice a day with fluoride
toothpaste. Brushing teeth before bedtime is
vital. make sure they don't have too many
sweet foods or drinks throughout the day.
Juice given in bottles or cups that they can
keep sucking on during the day is especially
damaging. Get your child registered with a
dentist as soon as their teeth appear.
You can obtain further advice from your
health visitor or dentist.