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Childrens' oral health

We will normally see children for regular check ups of their teeth after their second birthday. If you are concerned about some aspect of their dental health when they are under this age, please discuss this with the receptionist. Most children are seen at six month intervals to assess their developing teeth and to ensure any problems are caught early.

The Department of Health have issued new guidelines regarding toothpaste use in children. They now recommend that under the age of three all children should be using 1,000 parts per million (PPM) fluoride toothpaste and over the age of 3 they should use adult strength toothpaste.

If you are unsure how much fluoride is contained in your toothpaste, it is written on the side of the tube or packet. It may be in two forms sodium monofluorophosphate and sodium fluoride. The total fluoride content is the sum of the two added together in parts per million.