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Oral health

Oral Health

  • As soon as the first tooth appears start to brush your child's teeth
  • Brush teeth before bedtime and one other time during the day preferably an hour after eating
  • Use toothpaste containing fluoride 
  • Sugar free snack foods and drink are advised to prevent tooth decay
  • Register your child to see a dentist by the age of one
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  • 78.2% of 5 year old children in Wiltshire are free from dental decay (75.2% is the England average) (PHE Dental Health Profile)
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Last updated: 15 October 2018 | Last reviewed: 15 October 2018