One million children have never seen a dentist

One million children have never seen a dentist

Over 700,000 children under the age of eight have had at least one filling – and one million have never been to the dentist.

Teeth brushing

Only a quarter of children under the age of eight brush their teeth for the recommended time (two minutes). 57 per cent of parents did not take their children to the dentist until after their child's first birthday when children should ideally see their dentist when their first tooth comes through, around six months.

On top of this, 20 per cent incorrectly believe that fruit smoothies and sippy cups are good for their children's teeth and nearly one third were unaware of free NHS treatments available for children such a fluoride varnishing, which helps protects tooth enamel.

Dental group My Dentist has launched a new nationwide Kids Club to provide parents with information and ensure the best possible start to children's dental health.

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

The future of playgrounds?
Toddlers
The future of playgrounds?
The future of playgrounds? This bizarre-looking contraption could be your child...
When should you start trying?
Trying to conceive
When should you start trying?
When should you start trying? A computer model can suggest when to start trying...
Baby talk - an all-important influence?
Baby
Baby talk - an all-important influence?
Baby talk - an all-important influence? The way you talk to your baby could...
Young mums 'crowdbirthing'
Labour and Birth
Young mums 'crowdbirthing'
Young mums 'crowdbirthing' Young mums have sparked off a trend of taking in an...

email block

recipe-doughnut-flatlayRecipes & Food

Recipe: Doughnut flatlay

Make Caroline Khoo's iced temptations
what-is-a-cervical-stitchPregnancy

What is a cervical stitch?

Find out here what it involves to have a cervical stitch procedure.
celebrity-mums-swap-pregnancies-storiesCelebrity & Lifestyle

Celebrity mums swap pregnancies stories

Facial hair? Embarrassing wind? Out-of-control emotions? These celebs have been there too, says Rebecca Howard Dennis
win-a-mee-go-trio-worth-165Win

Win a Mee-go Trio worth £165!

Say yes to new adventures…
win-two-hip-healthy-groswaddles-from-the-safe-sleep-experts-the-gro-companyWin

Win two Hip Healthy Groswaddles from the safe sleep experts The Gro Company!

Swaddling your baby can sometimes be tricky (especially after a sleepless night). Usually you end up with lots of fabric...