Children should still be having their teeth cleaned by an adult for 2 minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. A three year old is not competent to do this alone.

It is important that you encourage parents to take their children to the dentist at this age to acclimatise them and to prevent treatment.

Children should be discouraged from using a dummy and also a bottle. Encourage the use of sugar free medicines.

Water and milk are the best drinks for teeth. Keep sugary drinks to mealtimes only.

Sweets and sugary snacks should be kept to mealtimes only.