Accessing dental care (babies)


Children should have their teeth brushed by an Young baby.jpgadult as soon as the first tooth erupts, using a toothpaste containing at least 1000 ppm fluoride

Key Messages:
  • 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
Linked Resources:

Ava's first visit to the dentist.


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