Oral hygiene is very important in achieving overall good oral health. This is also becoming a key aspect on which the EYFS is focusing on in 2021. It is beneficial for us all to have a clear understanding of how to support our children with oral health.
It is said that 25% of children under the age of 5 experience tooth decay. This can be a result of one or more of the following reasons:
1. Eating a poor diet
2. Brushing teeth less than twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
3. Coming from a deprived background
It is therefore important for us to support children with oral health, as their first experiences can have a great impact on the rest of their lives. By supporting them, we can teach them about their mouths, introduce them to good habits and normalise dental visits, helping to put them at ease and gain trust.
Below are some useful links to websites related to oral health: