Regular toothbrushing is very important for both children and adults. It helps to remove the bacteria and plaque that may cause tooth decay. You can help your child to get into a daily toothbrushing routine as soon as their first teeth break through.
Parents/carers should then brush or help their child to brush their teeth until they are at least seven years old to make sure the teeth are cleaned properly, to supervise the amount of toothpaste used and to prevent licking or eating the toothpaste.
Watch this short video from our Oral Health team to find out about age-appropriate toothpaste and how to brush teeth for under threes, children aged 3-6 and children over six.
If routine toothbrushing is difficult, this short video from our Oral Health team gives advice on things that might help.