Top tips

  • brush your teeth in the morning and before bed  
  • use a pea-size amount of family fluoride toothpaste on a small brush
  • clean one tooth at a time. It will take about 2 minutes to do properly
  • spit out the froth, but don’t rinse
  • keep sugar to mealtimes – breakfast, lunch/dinner and tea
  • eat a little fresh fruit or breadsticks with cheese if you are hungry
  • water and milk are the best drinks for teeth
  • don’t pick at food through the day – give your teeth a rest
  • sweets and sugary or fizzy drinks are only for occasional treats – have them with a meal
  • visit your dentist for regular check-ups

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