Activities

Our children’s club includes a number of fun and educational resources to help you and your children become dental health wise.

At Crookes & Jenkins, we are passionate about educating and empowering children to make good decisions about their oral health. We encourage parents to try and make teeth care fun by using resources and activities to learn about teeth care and visits to the dentist.

In order to make your child’s first visit to the dentist run smoothly, we have created this activity book full of pictures and information. Your child can fill in their name, as well as their dentist’s name, and colour in the pictures! Click on the link to download and print your own copy.

Find the following helpful resources for you and your children to enjoy:

Links to activity sheets

Tips for parents

It’s hard to teach your child proper oral health care if you are unsure about the facts yourself. Go over some of our oral hygiene habits tips to make sure you are well informed.

How long should I brush my teeth for?

As simple as this may sound, many people don’t actually brush their teeth properly. You should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes, but many people barely make it pass 30 seconds! You need that full two minutes of brushing to really remove all that plaque and bacteria hanging out in your mouth.

How important is flossing?

Very important! Flossing is an essential part of keeping your oral health in tip-top condition. Brushing doesn’t quite reach all areas of the mouth, so you will need to floss to make sure you remove all bacteria.

How frequently should I visit the dentist?

You should visit your dentist every 6 months to make sure that your teeth are in good shape. Your mouth is always changing, and often dental issues don’t become physically apparent or painful until late stages. Dentists will be able to detect any issues early and catch these problems before they become too serious. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to visit your dentist regularly.

What food and drink is bad for teeth?

The obvious answer to this is sugar. Food and drink with high amounts of sugar are bad for your teeth. This is because the sugar in this food breaks down the hard enamel of your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to bacteria and plaque build up. Aside from sugar, things that are acidic, like citrus, can also cause problems for your teeth. Lastly, caffeine can stain your teeth and make them yellow. So food like chocolate, which is both sugary and contains caffeine, should be kept to a minimum. If you do eat and drink these things, it’s a good idea to have them in moderation and brush your teeth thoroughly afterwards.

If you would like any more resources or tips on making the dentist fun contact the friendly team at Crookes & Jenkins today. During your visit, we will be able to point you in the right direction for additional information and give you some tricks of the trade!

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