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Toothbrushing at Home

Toothbrushing at Home

Fluoride toothpaste helps to keep teeth strong

  • Children can use a fluoride-containing (1000 -1450ppm F) toothpaste
  • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day, especially last thing at night before bed
  • For children under 3 years, use only a smear of toothpaste
  • For children over 3 years, use a pea-sized amount

For children under 3 years                                                   For children over 3 years

  • Children under 8 years need help with brushing 
  • Don’t let them rinse afterwards, just get your child to spit out the toothpaste
  • SPIT DON’T RINSE is the most effective way to use fluoride toothpaste
  • Remember to take your child’s brush and paste with you when you visit family and friends and when you go on holiday
  • Even if your child joins a nursery/school toothbrushing programme, it is still important that they also brush their teeth at home twice a day, especially last thing before bed!
















For advice on what to do if your child won’t allow you to brush their teeth, visit here