Are you worried about your children’s teeth? The amount of dental decay in children in this part of the world is increasing instead of decreasing. The best thing you can do to help your children and avoid problems is bring them for a dental check up every 6 months and get advise about how to look after your teeth. It is vital that children’s teeth are brushed twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. This strengthens the enamel and dont worry too much about brushing technique in very young children. It would be unrealistic to ban sugary snacks and sweets altogether so instead make it a treat after a meal. It is the frequency of the sugar intake rather than the amount of sugar taken that causes damage to the enamel. Don’t transfer your own fear or anxiety about the dentist onto your children. Believe it or not most children seem to quite enjoy their check up appointments especially if they see big brothers and sisters going first and getting a reward sticker. Good habits start early, if you keep encouraging and reminding your children to brush night and day it will become an ingrained habit and eventually they will be reminding you!