Did you know that a third of all children starting school each year have signs of tooth decay? Tooth extractions are now the biggest reason UK children are admitted to hospital for general anaesthetics.
That’s why the Brush-Baby team is making it our mission to get children brushing as early as possible and into a healthy dental routine. Last term we were lucky enough to have the help of Dr Patel, from Northwood Hills Dental Practice, who kindly visited her son’s primary school to teach the children the importance of oral health, as well as handing out some of our unique kids floss brushes and tooth brushing charts.
Dr Patel says "It saddens me to see in this modern day how so many children are being hospitalised for teeth extractions which can easily be avoided by giving good health advice to families.
I had the pleasure of visiting my son's school to give a talk to the children. The kids were so interactive, sharing their experiences and ideas on oral health care. We talked about the importance of looking after your teeth, such as how to avoid gum disease and tooth decay.
By the end the children understood the how important it is to brush for two minutes, twice a day, and how a well-balanced diet contributes to your oral health as well”
We were pleased to hear our Brush-Baby goodies also went down a storm with the parents, with many already noticing a positive difference in their children’s cleaning habits. Dr Patel says “I had a lot of positive feedback from the parents. They loved the brushes, describing them as nicer to handle with better bristles and with the aid of the toothbrushing chart there were no arguments!” Even Dr Patel’s own children loved them too! (pictured above).
Now that the new school year is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to work on developing good brushing habits with your child. To help, you can order one of our tooth brushing charts by contact us.