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This week saw most families wave goodbye to kids as they returned to, or started school for the first time.
For most of us returning to school and work after the summer break means a return to routine.
Build your new routine to include washing kids teeth before school each day and before bed each night. Brushing twice a day is the recommend, as is using a fluoride tooth paste and adult supervision.
Babies can start messing about with a brush in their hand as soon as they can use a spoon! This is more about building confidence than actually getting to clean their few teeth.
The next step with young children is getting them used to visiting the dentist. Bring them twice a year for a check up. This builds confidence and ensures no decay goes unnoticed until it is to late!
Importantly young children should get fissure seals on their teeth between ages 6 -12yrs. This is another means of decay prevention.
Use routine to build their confidence. Use September as the new beginning for this routine!