Weaning your baby off breast milk is a rite of passage. But it’s also a time to take extra special care of their teeth.
We all know how important it is to look after children’s teeth as early as we can. So with the first National Weaning Week taking place from 7-13th May, we thought we’d give some advice to mums about how to care for your baby’s teeth when weaning. Weaning your baby […]
The government recently called on parents to limit the snacks they give to children. But does that go far enough, and can you really stop kids from snacking anyway?
In the new year, the government issued some advice on snacking to try to address the obesity and tooth decay epidemic in the UK. They recommended that parents should only give children snacks under 100 calories and that they should limit them to two a day. This sounds like a […]
Have you seen headlines like ‘give kids crisps not raisins’ and wondered whether the world was turning on its head? We explain…
Speaking to The Times, Ben Atkins, who is a dentist and also a spokesperson for the British Dental Association, recently advised parents to give children crisps rather than raisins and other dried fruit as a snack. The reason? Well it’s actually quite simple. Dried fruit is high in sugar and […]
Tooth decay is one of the biggest childhood diseases, and figures suggest it’s getting worse.
If you’re a parent, you’ll know children love eating and drinking all the wrong things! In fact, it can sometimes be difficult to get them to see the importance of looking after their teeth. And it can be even more worrying to hear that statistics have shown a decline in […]
Feel like indulging this Halloween but don’t want to give your teeth a fright? We’ve got some ghoulishly good tips for fun and healthy snacks that will satisfy the whole family!
Who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s the perfect time to gather round in front of the fire and tell ghost stories. But there is another scary side. Did you know that in 2014, a survey conducted in America found that emergency visits to the dentist rose by 80% on 31st October? […]
Are you jetting off this summer? Bring the family in to get checked up before you check in!
With summer just around the corner, family schedules can run a little out of sync. But whether you’re planning some quality time with the kids or hopping to the continent, niggling tooth ache, swollen gums or a cracked filling can cause worry and disruption when you’re trying to relax. That’s […]
Easter is a great time to get together with family and enjoy a bit of chocolate. But if you’re worried about ruining you or your child’s oral health regime, we’ve got some advice to help you out.
As spring approaches, it can feel as though it’s one celebration after another. Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and now Easter – all these occasions mean chocolate is everywhere we turn, which can be hard if you are trying to cut back on sugar. We might be dentists but […]
Save your family time, money and stress by facing up to one of the country's most common childhood diseases
Did you know that a quarter of UK children have tooth decay by the time they start school? You can prevent tooth decay in your child, which has a huge impact on their health and confidence in later life. The most recent Children’s Dental Health Survey found that a fifth […]