Oral Health for Children – School Visits
We visit local school in surrounding suburbs to promote oral health awareness with parents and teacher workshops.
The aim is to demonstrate good practice for a lifetime of happy and healthy dentistry, also to answer frequently asked questions such as:
- What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
- When should I take my child for their first dental visit?
- How do dental sealants work?
- Are baby teeth important?
Demonstrations, advice and give-aways are all part of our oral health for children sessions.
We also provide:
- Discounted fees for mouth guards for children sport for schools running our information sessions.
- Assistance with school fund raising or raffles.
If you would like to include your school in this program, please reply back with details of whom we can contact to organise the first parent and teacher workshop.
Teaching Oral Health for Children at Home
Children should be taught good oral care early, to help them establish positive habits that will continue for the rest of their life.
From the age of two, a child can begin to brush their teeth with a small amount of fluoride tooth paste (which they should not swallow).
Experts advise that children should brush their teeth twice a day for around two minutes each time. Make sure they brush the fronts, backs, and tops of their teeth as well as the top of the tongue. Today toothbrushes and toothpaste are made specifically for children’s age groups.
A child can begin flossing once two of their teeth touch each other. Get them into a habit of flossing once a day.