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A guide for looking after your baby's teeth

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Your baby's teeth are important

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Baby teeth are

important for

eating and speaking.

Baby teeth are

important for smiling

and confidence.

Getting into good

routines with your

baby will help when

they grow up.

You can help stop

tooth decay so your

child has a healthy

smile for life.

Your baby's teeth are important

Your baby's teeth are important

Visiting the Dentist

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Dental care is free for

pregnant mothers and

for 12 months after

your baby is born

Visit as soon as your baby's first tooth

appears.

To help look after your

baby's teeth, your

dentist may apply a fluoride paste/varnish.

Dental care for

children is free!

Visiting the Dentist

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Finding a Dentist

To find your closest NHS dentist,

scan the QR code below

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Visiting the dentist
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Eating and Drinking

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Milk and water are

safer drinks for

teeth.

Many baby foods

and drinks are

high in sugar.

Keep sugary foods

and drinks to

meal times only.

Avoid sugary foods

and drinks 1 hour

before bedtime.

Eating and drinking

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Banana

Cucumber

sticks

Toast with butter

Plain yoghurt

Bread

sticks

Milk and Water

Rice cakes

Roti

Vegetables

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Eating and Drinking

Brushing your baby's teeth

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Start to brush your baby's teeth as

soon as their

first tooth appears.

Brush your baby's teeth

last thing before

bedtime and one

other time in the day.

Brush all sides of

each tooth, don't

forget the back ones.

Brush with a

toothpaste containing

at least 1000 ppm

fluoride.

Only use a smear

of toothpaste.

After brushing, wipe the leftover toothpaste

from outside the

mouth, don't rinse.

Brushing your baby's teeth

Brushing your baby's teeth

Brushing your baby's teeth

Making brushing easy and fun

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Brushing your baby's

teeth can be difficult,

you are not alone!

Some brushing is

better than none,

don't give up.

Use rewards like 

singing and clapping

to make brushing fun.

If you want help,

speak to your health visitor or dental team.

Making brushing easy and fun

Making brushing easy and fun
Playing Music for Baby

When family and friends look after your baby

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Show this leaflet to family and friends

who look after

your baby.

Send a toothbrush and toothpaste.

Text or call to

remind them to brush your baby's teeth.

These conversations

can be hard,

the above video can help.

When family or friends

look after your baby

When family and friends look after your baby
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