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7 February 2014

Prevention of dental caries in children of 3-7 years

Information from the English Dental Department of health toolkit.

  • Brush teeth twice a day, last thing at night and on one other occasion.
  • Brushing should be supervised, and a pea sized amount placed on the brush.
  • Use a 1450 ppm fluoride toothpaste.
  • Tell the child to spit out after brushing but not to rinse with a large volume of water.
  • Make sure that sugary foods and drinks are confined to meal times only.
  • prescribe sugar-free medicine.
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