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Guidelines - Caring for Young Teeth

• Drink water rather than sugary fruit juices.

• Dilute fruit juices and follow them with a glass of water.

• Always follow snacks with a glass of water.

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• Cheese is helpful after snacks or meals because it increases the pH (alkaline levels) an reduces the acid

• Use a fluoride toothpaste.

• If your child has undergone dental treatment or surgery, consider fluoride treatment in the 6-12 month recall period if the clinical situation warrants this e.g. APF gel or a fluoride mouth rinse.

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