Dental Hygiene Policy

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Recent research shows that 42 % of 2 to 11 develop a cavity in their primary teeth; and nearly 28% of children ages 2 to 5 develop at least one cavity.

As an Ofsted Registered Childminder I am very aware of the need to follow good oral hygiene practices and to avoid eating foods and drinks with high sugar content.

I would like to support you in training your child to clean their teeth regularly by helping him/her clean their teeth after meals whilst in my care. I would therefore request that you provide me with a suitable toothbrush, toothpaste and a small plastic beaker. These will all be stored in a small plastic container in my bathroom and I will help your child clean his/her teeth regularly. I will advise you when the toothpaste is running low or the brush needs replacing.

I also ensure that the children in my care are not given food containing high levels of sugar. I do not permit fizzy drinks and will wean children from drinking from bottles with teats as continued sucking of juice can damage teeth. I will work with you to encourage your child to drink from a beaker or trainer cup.

Further information and support can be found on the website: www.stop-the-rot.co.uk


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