Dental Care for Children-aged-7-young-adults in St Helens

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Prevention of tooth decay in children aged from 7 years and young adults

All children and young adults


  • Brush twice daily
  • Brush last thing at night and on one other occasion (usually first thing in the morning)
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste (1,350 ppm fluoride or above)
  • Spit out after brushing and do not rinse
  • The frequency and amount of sugary food and drinks should be reduced and, when consumed, limited to mealtimes.  Sugars should not be consumed more than four times per day

Those giving concern to their dentist (eg with obvious current active tooth decay, dry mouth, other predisposing factors, those with special needs)

Advice – All the above, plus:

  • Use a fluoride mouth rinse daily (0.05% NaF) at a different time to brushing
  • Consider using an oscillating/rotating power toothbrush
Fluoride Varnish Application

In agreement with National Guidelines, we offer Fluoride varnish applications 2 – 3 times per year to every child and young person aged 3-16 years. For more information please visit