Support for practitioners

First Teeth, Healthy Teeth is a practical guide for professionals to provide clear, up-to-date information about oral health to parents and carers of babies and children up to the age of five years. First Teeth, Healthy Teeth was produced to support the national Childsmile programme. It supports practitioners in delivering oral health promotion advice with confidence, and provides easy access to information on subjects including oral health in pregnancy, registering with a dentist, teething, tooth brushing and nutrition.

To encourage healthy habits at home, Childsmile provides every child with a dental pack at least five times between the ages of three and five. This pack contains a toothbrush, 1000 ppm (parts per million) fluoride toothpaste and an information leaflet.

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