Accessing dental care (babies)
Children should have their teeth brushed by an adult as soon as the first tooth erupts, using a toothpaste containing at least 1000 ppm fluoride
- NHS dental care is free for all pregnant mothers and up to 12 months after birth and for children
- Adults should have a check-up at least once every 2 years, and children at least once a year
- Children should start going to the dentist for regular check-ups along with the rest of the family as soon as the first tooth erupts, and definitely before age 1. The dentist can advise on brushing, a healthy diet and regular check-ups
Ava's first visit to the dentist.