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 balance 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. You can also find information about 'sugar swaps' here.
  • Oral Health Foundation - Teen's Teeth: This website provides a range of information on dental health. Take a look here.
  • NHS: 'Take care of your teeth and gums' - information for how you and your children can have healthy teeth and keep trips to the dentist to a minimum. Find out more here.
  • Oral Health Foundation - Have a Dental Helpline to help give you the very best information, advice and support about the health of your mouth. Tel 01788 539780.