Healthy smile tips for under 6 year olds

girl 4 years old

  • Breast is best
  • Bottles are only for breast milk, formula or water
  • Encourage a cup from 6 months and wean from the bottle at 1 year
  • First tooth - clean with a soft cloth or soft toothbrush with water until 18 months
  • Brush morning and night with low dose fluoride toothpaste from 18 months until 6 years. Spit out but don't rinse
  • Parents are the best role models - Brush as a family
  • Drink water or milk
  • Healthy snacks = healthy teeth
     

Parents, every month lift your child's top lip and check their teeth for early signs of decay. It's easy, click here for more information.