Inside the mouth – Baby Teeth Still Matter, Mixed dentition – little teeth, big teeth and straight teeth. Colour, shape and size of teeth – white spots, chalky teeth and tooth surface flaws. Gums and ulcers. Bacteria, plaque biofilm, cavities, gum health and tooth wear (erosion, attrition).
Lifestyle, Health and Wellbeing – General health. Medicines and supplements. Trauma. Dummy/Thumb Sucking. Pre-puberty and hormones. Mental health and wellbeing.
Oral hygiene – Toothbrushing – what to use, when and how. Adult support. Power v manual toothbrushes. Toothpaste – fluoride. Cleaning between teeth – when to start and what to use. Extra protection. Making plaque seen to help clean – disclosing.
Diet and Nutrition – Healthy diet for oral and overall health. Mealtimes. Grazing. Snacks and Drinks, Fussy eaters. Allergies. Sugar – choices and swaps.
Professional dental care – Monitoring developing teeth and jaws. Access, frequency, treatment and special care. Preventive care. Anxiety and dental treatment.