Monthly Archives: October 2014

Looking after your children’s teeth

October 31, 2014 / Posted By admin

From the moment your child’s first tooth appears, it’s important to make sure you look after your children’s teeth. A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Here are some tips that you can follow to help keep your kids’ teeth decay free: Start brushing your baby’s  teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first milk tooth breaks  through (this is usually around six months, but it can be earlier or later). It’s also important to use a fluoride paste as this helps  prevent and control tooth decay. Children can use the same toothpaste as the adults as long as it contains 1,350-1,500ppm fluoride and you supervise brushing until the age of seven. Children under the age of  six who don’t have tooth decay can use lower-strength toothpaste  if you prefer, but ... Read more »

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Tooth Healthy Drinks…Reduce treat foods for kids!

October 2, 2014 / Posted By admin

Safefood is currently running a campaign aimed at reducing childhood obesity. Reducing and omitting sweet drinks from your child’s diet,  which are linked with excess weight in children, will also reduce their chance of tooth decay. Sugary drinks include fizzy drinks, squashes, cordials and juice drinks. These drinks form a large part of the diet of modern children, especially juices. We as adults perceive them to be a “healthy option”! Instead we should try to substitute juices and other sweet drinks for water and milk. Condition children to think of sweet drinks as an occasional treat e.g. at party’s & celebrtations. Read labels on drink containers, bearing in mind that 5gms of sugar is the equivalent of 1 sugar cube. For example it may surprise you to learn that 200mls ... Read more »

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