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Dental hygiene in infants

Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable. A quarter of 5-year-olds have tooth decay with, on average, 3 or 4 teeth affected.1 Tooth decay was the most common reason for hospital admission in children aged 5 to 9 years in 2012 to 2013.1 

Establishing good oral hygiene from the child’s very first tooth – including choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste – are crucial to preventing tooth decay.

1. Public Health England. Child Oral health. Feb 2018. Accessed 31 July 2018.

Useful links:
British Dental Association
British Society of Paediatric Dentistry
Gov.UK - Health matters - child dental health

Gov.UK - Child oral health - applying all our health

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