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  • Brush for 2 minutes twice a day
  • Brush last thing at night and on one other occasion.
  • Toothpaste with a concentration of 1, 4500 ppm Fluoride is recommended in St Helens
  • Children under 3 years should use a smear amount of fluoride toothpaste
  • Over 3 years should use a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste
  • It is important to Spit NOT Rinse your mouth after toothbrushing with fluoride toothpaste
  • Brushing should start as soon as the first primary (baby) tooth erupts
  • Parents or carers should supervise toothbrushing until the age of 7

Brush DJ plays two minutes of your music so you brush your teeth for the right amount of time. The app has short videos on how to brush your teeth and how to clean in between them using an interdental brush or floss


  • Breast feeding provides the best nutrition for babies
  • From the age of 6 months infants should be introduced to a free –flowing cup, dummies and bottle discourage from the age of 1
  • Sugar should not be added to weaning foods and drinks
  • The amount and frequency of consumption of sugars should be reduced and restricted to mealtimes
  • Avoid sugar-containing foods and drinks at bedtime
  • Video link for parents  Now You Have Teeth

Dental Visits

  • Regular dental visits are essential for everyone to prevent dental pain and oral conditions including oral cancer
  • Everyone should visit the dentist at least once a year or as often as advised by their dental team
  • Stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake within daily limits to reduce the risk of oral cancer