Oral health for 3 to 5 year olds

Now that your child is at nursery school they will be discovering new food and drinks so you need to think about reducing the impact of sugar on their teeth to prevent tooth decay, as well as continuing to encourage toothbrushing.

What's happening to our children's teeth - film

Read the transcript for this film: 'what's happening to our children's teeth'

Your child should be offered fluoride varnish application at least twice yearly. This is applied to teeth at the dental practice by a member of the dental team.

Targeted nurseries and schools in each health board offer an additional two applications of fluoride varnish per year.

For some children this means they will have four applications of fluoride varnish per year.