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Teeth for Life

Preventative dental care for children

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About Teeth for Life

The Teeth for Life programme has evolved out of a dental practice focused on preventative dental care for children. Children are taught from the beginning how to maintain and care for their teeth. These life skills become part of their daily lives i.e. habits (unconsciously competent).

Parents are made aware of their need to be involved from birth in the daily oral care of their children. They gain the know-how and information to perform these tasks successfully, particularly in the early years when it is very much a hands-on phase. These responsibilities are then gradually handed over to the child as they gain the motor skills necessary to effectively perform these tasks.

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