Brush up on oral health with this free workshop for children and parents in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 08:55 09 March 2019

Centre for Dentistry Welwyn Garden City team with Mr Molar. Picture: supplied.

Centre for Dentistry Welwyn Garden City team with Mr Molar. Picture: supplied.

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Children can brush up on their oral health at a free educational workshop in Welwyn Garden City next weekend.

Centre for Dentistry invites parents and children of all ages to the session, which will be held at the dental practice inside Sainsbury’s on Church Road on Saturday, March 16, at noon.

With tooth decay and extractions in children on the rise, it is important to learn good oral hygiene and have regular check-ups.

Ninety per cent of tooth decay is due to sugary diets and poor oral hygiene, which is entirely preventable.

Parents play a vital role in encouraging good brushing habits from an early age and limiting a child’s sugar consumption.

Centre for Dentistry Welwyn Garden City dentist Dr Davina Parmar said: “Limiting the amount of sugar you eat and drink is important to prevent tooth decay.

“A lot of the sugars we love to eat are mostly found in sweets and chocolate, which you’ll be seeing everywhere soon for Easter.

“Children should be encouraged to brush twice a day for two minutes each time, once first thing in the morning and once last thing before bedtime.

“It is important they do not eat or drink anything after that last brush before bedtime too.”

The workshop will explain how to effectively brush teeth and what to expect when contacting the dentist and attending an appointment. There will also be an interactive demonstration into how much sugar is in everyday drinks and how drinking them regularly may impact oral health.

At Centre for Dentistry, children’s check-ups and fluoride application are free for children under 11 years old with a registered parent or guardian, or £15 for children 11 years and above.


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