World Oral Health Day

Saturday 20th March is World Oral Health Day! Be proud of your mouth on #WOHD21, because good oral health can help you live a longer, healthier life. 

Toothie's Top Tips for Oral Health

Download the free factsheet for kids and help your family learn good oral health habits from Toothie, the friendly bear.

Brush every morning and night

  • Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Make sure your toothbrush is not worn out as then it will not clean your teeth properly.
  • Gently move the brush in tiny circles for two minutes.
  • Remember to brush all sides of your teeth: the outside, the inside, and the chewing surfaces.
  • Spit out the toothpaste but don’t rinse with water straight after brushing.
  • This can wash the fluoride away, which helps to protect your teeth.
  • Never snack after brushing your teeth at night.
  • Going to bed with a clean mouth is very important.
  • Otherwise, germs stick to your teeth all night.

Visit the dentist regularly

The dentist will ask you to open your mouth wide. He or she will then check your teeth are growing nicely. The dentist will also help you keep them clean and healthy.

Eat healthy foods and drinks

Too much sugar is bad for everyone. Sugary juices and unhealthy snacks between meals can cause holes in your teeth if you have them too often. Our mouths and bodies are healthier and stronger when we choose healthy foods and drinks.