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Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable.

Almost 9 out of 10 hospital tooth extractions among children aged 0 to 5 years are due to preventable tooth decay and tooth extraction is still the most common hospital procedure in 6 to 10 year olds, according to PHE data up to 2019.

Tooth decay can cause problems with eating, sleeping, communication and socialising.

You can help reduce tooth decay in children by:                                                                                                                        

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Reducing how much and how requently you have sugary foods and drinks
  • Visiting your dentist regularly

It is important to teach your child how to clean their teeth properly and regularly. Your dentist can show you how to do this.

The following are some resources to help you support good oral health:

List of Slough Dental Practices  Oral Health Promotion - Slough

Top Tips for Terrific Teeth Looking after your babies teeth - NHS 

 

Brush your Teeth, childrens super simple song video

 

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