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Be proud of your mouth!

It is important to look after your child’s mouth and your own.

Looking after your child’s oral health is as easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Provide a healthy balanced diet. Limit sugary food and drinks to mealtimes only.
2. Brush their teeth twice a day with family fluoride toothpaste. Spit out, do not rinse mouth out with water.
3. Visit a dentist regularly to maintain a healthy mouth.

Useful resources

You can download a toothbrushing chart, to motivate toothbrushing twice a day.

See here for further details of World Oral Health Day.

For further oral health advice visit the Nottingham Oral Health website.


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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Parentline. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health practitioner within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

  • Parents and carers of children aged 0-19:



Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

This page was last reviewed on 23-03-2021

This page will be next reviewed on 23-03-2024