Resources for Parents & Carers

Oral Health

Top Tips

To support your children and families oral health try these few simple top tips:

  • Reduce the amount of sugary foods and drinks you have
  • Brush your teeth twice a everyday with fluoride toothpaste
  • Eat healthy - choosing a balanced diet helps your physical, mental and oral health

Finding a Dentist

It is important for young people to attend the dentist as regularly as the dentist advises. Use this tool from the NHS to find a dentist.

Websites

To find more information and advice on oral health visit these websites:

  • Change4Life: This family snack challenge leaflet is filled with fun challenges for families to try at home.
  • NHS: Information on how to help your children take care of their teeth and gums found here.

Videos

These videos provide further support around oral health.

  • Dr Ranj: Well known TV doctor and CBBC children's presenter, Dr Ranj, has made this age related video to help children, aged 7+, brush their teeth correctly.
  • e-Bug: This video provides a demonstration for 7-11 year olds on how to brush their teeth effectively.
  • BBC - Operation Ouch: This short (28 minute) TV episode explores more about our teeth including why they are different shapes and sizes. Watch it here.