Most children will go through a phase of refusing to have their teeth brushed. During this period it is important to remain calm and not to alienate the children by forcing them to do it!

It’s all about trial and error – try some of the ideas that other parents have suggested in our ‘Help my child won’t brush their teeth!’ leaflet

Download the 'Help my child won't brush their teeth!' leaflet

The Oral Health Promotion Team - Oops! I've forgotten my toothbrush!" story book

For further help with toothbrushing visit the resource centre

The Resource Centre