9 dentists give their top tips for looking after their toddler’s teeth


by Sophie Knight |

Steal their expert ideas and give your little ones’ teeth the same standard of care - read how real dentists look after their own children’s teeth and follow their advice.

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1) ​Natalie Carman, from Cumbria, a Clinical Lead Dentist, mum to Hamish, five, and Euan, two, says:

"Before they had teeth, I cleaned my children’s gums and tongues, where the majority of bacteria form. I still make sure the tongue gets brushed. I sing a two-minute brushing song so they do it for the right length of time."

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