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6 months – 3 Years

  • brush teeth morning & night (done by parents)
  • use 1000ppm toothpaste (eg Aquafresh Milk Teeth paste)
  • use only a smear of toothpaste
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water

3 – 6 Years

  • brush teeth morning & night (done by parents)
  • use 1000ppm toothpaste (eg Aquafresh Milk Teeth paste)
  • use only a ‘pea sized’ amount of toothpaste
  • spit out after brushing only, do not rinse toothpaste off
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water

6 – 16 Years

  • brush teeth morning & night
  • use 1350 - 1500ppm toothpaste (eg Colgate Total paste)
  • use only a ‘pea sized’ amount of toothpaste
  • spit out after brushing only, do not rinse toothpaste off
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water

Adults

  • brush teeth morning & night
  • use 1350 - 1500ppm toothpaste (eg Colgate Total paste)
  • use only a ‘pea sized’ amount of toothpaste
  • spit out after brushing only, do not rinse toothpaste off
  • use small head, medium bristle toothbrush (eg Sensodyne Search 3.5) or automatic brush
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water
  • use floss or tape between teeth daily
  • and/or use interdental brushes (eg Tepe brushes) in spaces between teeth
  • do not smoke or use tobacco
  • alcohol - not usually more than- 3-4 units/day (M)  2-3 units/day (F)

A healthy daily balanced diet is recommended - use the ‘Eat Well Plate’ for guidance

Surgery Hours

Mon - Thur 08:30 - 13:00   14:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:30 - 13:00   14:00 - 15:30
Sat & Sun Closed
Bank Holidays Closed
In case of emergency - call 01482 506004