Combat Tooth Decay In Children With These Easy Steps

Tooth decay is something we all need to watch out for. Unfortunately, it’s on the rise in children and this is something we need to prevent. We need to encourage good oral health care habits from a young age.

Dentists are wanting schools to look at children’s sugar consumption and cut it in school meals.

Combat Tooth Decay In Children With These Easy Steps

Here are some easy steps from DenTek to help combat tooth decay in children.

How To Combat Tooth Decay

  • Supervise brushing– This needs to be done until the age of 7 to ensure brushing is done adequately.
  • Brush twice a day – for at least 2 minutes
  • Floss – As soon as children get two teeth that touch they can floss. These kids fun flossers from DenTek are perfect! Available at Boots.
  • Visit the Dentist – It’s advised that children visit the dentist twice a year as a minimum.
  • Reduce sugar consumption – Sugar harms teeth, plain and simple. So reducing the intake of sugar will help tooth decay.

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39 thoughts on “Combat Tooth Decay In Children With These Easy Steps

  1. Supermarkets are getting much better at stocking sugar-free foods. We buy crackers and biscuits from the ‘Free From’ section in our local stores and we also have plain nuts available at home for family snacks at all times.

  2. You have to watch fruit as they have sugars too so we mix it up with fruit, crackers, hummus with carrot sticks are a favourite for us all too!

    1. I’m really lucky as all 3 of my kids like savoury snacks, especially things like cheese, cucumber, carrots, raisins etc. They still enjoy their fruit and treats but they just have them in moderation

    1. I always eat dried fruit like prunes because although it does contain sugar, it is all natural and takes the sweet cravings away.

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