Some Oral Health Tips for Preschool Children

Some oral health tips for preschool children! by siri dental clinic
  • Use a pea sized amount of low and standard fluoride toothpaste from 18 months to 12 years of age.
  • Encourage your child to spit out toothpaste after brushing, but not rinse.
  • Brush all surfaces of the teeth and gums twice a day (after breakfast and before bed).
  • Always brush in a circular motion, cleaning a few teeth at a time.
  • Milk, yoghurt and cheese (and some dairy alternatives) are excellent sources of calcium, which is good for teeth. Choose dairy products that do not have added sugar.
  • Water should be the main drink and children should drink plenty of tap water throughout the day.
  • Fruit juice with ‘no added sugar’ contains natural sugar which can also cause tooth decay.
  • Try to avoid sugary foods and snacks in your child’s lunchbox.
  • Fruits and vegetables are an important part of healthy eating.
  • Having regular check-ups can help to spot problems early. Early stages of tooth decay can be treated.
  • It is important that school children get to know their oral health professional.
  • Always seek immediate advice from your dentist if an adult tooth is knocked out or damaged.