Unbelievably in the UK nearly half of all 8 year olds have visible signs of decay on their teeth!
This fact from the British Dental Health Foundation is quite startling but also something that with the correct measures can be prevented.
- It is important to supervise your child’s brushing until they are at least seven.
- Ensure your children brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
- Don’t give them drinks containing sugars, including fruit juices, between meals. Give them water or milk instead. For babies, don’t add sugar to their drinks, or to foods when you introduce them to solids.
- Limit sugary and acidic foods to mealtimes; constant snacking can lead to tooth decay – it is how often, as opposed to how much, sugar is in the diet.
- Regular visits to the dental team are vital to spot potential problems early on and to instil a positive attitude towards preventative dental care.
Please contact Cambray Dental in Cheltenham if you would like to book an appointment or if you have any questions about the best ways to care for your children’s teeth.