Start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they start to come through, using a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste (at least 1000ppm). Introduce a free flow cup rather than a bottle from about six months – it helps your baby learn to sip rather than suck and is better for their teeth!
- Avoid letting your baby suck from baby food pouches
- Dried fruit should only be given at meals
- Take your baby to the dentist when their first milk teeth appear (about 6 months
- NHS dental treatment for children is free. To register with a dentist, phone 03330063300