Presentation on theme: "To find a dentist Search for “a dentist near you” Or call NHS 111 You can also contact your NHS England Area Team."— Presentation transcript:
To find a dentist Search for “a dentist near you” Or call NHS 111 You can also contact your NHS England Area Team
Care for children age 0-6years From 6months infants should start to drink from a free flow cup. Sugar should not be added to weaning foods or drinks. Parents/carers should brush or supervise brushing As soon as the teeth erupt brush them twice daily with a fluoridated toothpaste.
Brush last thing at night and on one other occasion. Use Fluoridated toothpaste no less than 1000ppm fluoride It is good practice to only use a smear of toothpaste. The frequency and amount of sugary food should be reduced. Sugar free medicines should be recommended.
Care from age 7 and young adults. Brush at least twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste (1,350 – 1,500ppm fluoride) Brush last thing at night and at least one other occasion. Spit out after brushing DO NOT RINSE to maintain fluoride concentration. Reduce frequency and amount of sugary food and drinks.
If you have a brace or your dentist is concerned. you should use a fluoride rinse daily (0.05% NaF) at a different time to brushing.
Visit your dentist 2 times a year You will have fluoride varnish applied to protect your teeth. You will have the health of your mouth and teeth checked. you will be given advice on caring for your oral health.
Care for adults Brush at least twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste (at least 1,350ppm fluoride) Brush last thing at night and at least one other occasion. Spit out after brushing DO NOT RINSE to maintain fluoride concentration. The frequency and amount of sugary drinks should be reduced.
SPIT Don’t Rinse
Care for your gums and oral health Do not smoke- it will increase the risk of damaging the health of your mouth and increases the chance of LOOSING TEETH. Reduce alcohol intake to reduce the risk of damaging health.
Do not use Tobacco Both smoking and chewing tobacco seriously affects general health and oral health. The most significant effect on the mouth is oral cancers and pre cancers. DO NOT SMOKE OR USE SHISHA PIPES DO NOT USE SMOKELESS TOBACCO (paan, chewing tobacco,gutkha)
Eating fewer sugary snacks and foods is good for your general health as well as your teeth.
Children aged 3-6 Use a pea sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste (1,000ppm) brush last thing at night and at least one other occasion
Children 7 and over and Young Adults Brush at least twice daily, last thing at night and one other occasion. Use fluoridated toothpaste (at least 1350 – 1500ppm) Spit don’t rinse
Children under 3 years
Spit Don’t Rinse
Children under 3 should use only a smear of toothpaste
Children age 3 – 6years should use only a pea sized blob of toothpaste