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Please see our FAQs listed below.

If my child is going to brush in school, does he / she need to brush their teeth at home in the morning?

Yes! Donít stop your child brushing in the morning or at night, any additional brushing at school is an extra benefit. Sometimes the school may not be able to offer the brushing programme every day, so home brushing is extremely important and donít forget to keep brushing in the school holidays.

How long should my child brush their teeth for?

Two minutes and donít forget to spit and do not rinse.

How much toothpaste do I need to put on my childís brush?

A smear of tooth paste for under 3 years and a pea size of tooth paste for over 3 years.

At what age should I take my child to dentist?

Take your child to the dentist when their tooth appears.

When is the best time to brush your teeth?

It is best to brush your teeth at least twice a day last thing at night before bed is the most important time and on one other occasion.

Should I use an electric or manual toothbrush?

Both are fine as long as the brushing technique for each is correct and the bristles are in good condition.  All surfaces of the teeth, the front, the back, the inside surfaces, the biting and chewing surfaces should be cleaned.  Always follow the instructions for use if using an electric tooth brush.

Last updated08 Jul 2022
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