What can I do to keep my child’s teeth healthy? (For children 3 years and over)

Teeth are very important (even milk teeth)
Although these teeth are temporary they are just as important as adult teeth because they aid speech, allow children to eat a varied healthy diet, give them confidence in their appearance and hold the space for the adult teeth.

A guide to looking after your child's teeth

  • Why teeth are very important
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brushing
  • Sugar in food & Drink
  • Meal Time
  • Snacks
  • Visiting the dentist

Key messages for healthy teeth

  • Brush children's teeth and gums twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Keep sugary foods and drinks to mealtimes only.
  • Visit the dentist regularly.
  • NHS Children's teeth
Last reviewed: 06/05/2023