Thankfully the Easter bunny has been deemed an essential key worker, so he is most likely on his way to your house laden with chocolate and other sweet treats.
Woking dentist, Catherine Pritchard, and the hygiene team at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre in Woking would like to remind us to spare a thought for our teeth. They have provided some helpful facts and tips to help protect our teeth over the Easter festivities.
We should brush our teeth twice a day for a minimum of two minutes with fluoride toothpaste before we go to bed and at one other time during the day.
When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?
Our advice is start early! As soon as your baby’s first tooth appears introduce them to a toothbrush and toothpaste. Children up to three years old should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of at least 1,000ppm (parts per million), after that we should all use toothpaste that contains 1,350ppm – 1,500ppm. Children should use a pea-sized amount on their toothbrush and babies just a smear.
Emergency care at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre
NHS England and the Department of Health has instructed dental practices to prioritise urgent treatment where possible. This guidance is to reduce the risk of virus transmission to you and our staff.
You need emergency dental treatment if you have:
Please contact us if you have any of the above and we will do all we can to advise you.
Go straight to A&E if you have:
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