Should you need urgent health advice please contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency please visit A&E or call 999.
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Teeth are very important and you need to take really good care of them because they need to last you your whole lifetime.

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Get ready to stop that sugar through 6 fun tooth-brushing rounds
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The things that you can do to make sure your teeth are healthy include:

  • Eating healthy snacks and not too many sweets
  • Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day using a pea-size squirt of fluoride toothpaste (Tip: an egg timer is a useful for measuring two minutes)
  • Changing your toothbrush every three to four months to stop them wearing out
  • Making sure you brush every bit of each tooth – front and back, top and bottom!
  • Visiting your dentist at least once a year
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Did You Know?
Nurse holding image You have 20 baby teeth, which will start falling out when you are about six years old. By the time you are an adult you will have 32 teeth.

If you don’t have a dentist, your Parent/Carer can visit NHS Choices or contact 111 to find one nearby.


Riddle me this!
How often do toothbrushes need to be changed?
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Don't rinse after brushing as this washes away the fluoride in the toothpaste. Brush, spit, don't rinse!
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Page last reviewed: 24-10-2018

Next review due: 24-10-2021