Parents should stress
the importance of good dental hygiene to their children.
This is the opinion of Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British
Dental Health Foundation, who said that a good oral routine should be developed
from an early age.
He explained that those children who looked after their teeth while they
were young were less likely to have dental issues in later life.
According to Dr Carter, everyone should brush their teeth for a duration of
two minutes twice a day, while children should be given toothpaste with added
"All children from 0-3 should use toothpaste with a fluoride level of
1000ppm, while for age three years and up that level should be
1350-1500ppm," he stated.
This comes after a report published in the Journal of Natural Products found
that two substances in liquorice could help to kill bacteria that are
responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.
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Private dentistry news: 13 January 2012