It is really important to explain the impacts of a healthy mouth and an unhealthy mouth.

Children should be cleaning their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Adults should motivate. Clean teeth make healthier teeth.

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

Fluoride protects the teeth from bacteria. Fluoride Varnish and Fissure Sealants available free from an NHS dentist should be encouraged.

Encourage the use of sugar-free medicines.

Water and milk are the best drinks for teeth. Keep sugary drinks to meal-times only.

Diet choices are linked to erosion, obesity, cancer and diabetes.

Sweets and sugary snacks should be kept to mealtimes only.