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Oral health

It’s time to brush our teeth!

Slough Public Health has been working closely with Early Years’ settings and schools across the borough to improve the oral health of children. We’ve produced a video with local children, parents and carers to encourage children to brush their teeth, visit the dentist and make healthy food and drink choices. 

  • Tooth brushing is so important from a very early age, in fact as soon as your child’s first tooth comes through.
  • Did you know that putting a child to bed with milk or juice can lead to serious tooth decay? Offer water instead.

You can go to the YouTube site to access the "It's time to brush your teeth" video with an interactive transcript  - select the 3 horizontal dots icon and choose "Open transcript". Please note the video may autoplay.

Transcript

Hey! It's time to brush our teeth!

[singing]

It's time to brush my teeth,,
When it's morning and when it's night,
I love to brush my teeth,
To keep them clean and bright.

Give those teeth a brush,
Brush, brush, brush,
Take your time don't rush,
Don't rush, rush, rush,
Spit toothpaste don't wash,
Don't wash, wash, wash,
Then turn the tap off,
Off, off, off.

Sweets and fizzy drinks,
Can make holes and hurt my teeth,
I try and eat my 5 a day,
so I'm strong and healthy,
when it's time to play.

Give those teeth a brush,
Brush, brush, brush,
Take your time don't rush,
Don't rush, rush, rush,
Spit toothpaste don't wash,
Don't wash, wash, wash,
Then turn the tap off,
Off, off, off.

And how much paste to use?
A tiny smear for under 3s and 2s,
But if I'm older and over 3,
A pea sized blob will be the one for me.

Give those teeth a brush,
Brush, brush, brush,
Take your time don't rush,
Don't rush, rush, rush,
Spit toothpaste don't wash,
Don't wash, wash, wash,
Then turn the tap off,
Off, off, off.

It's time to brush my teeth,
When it's morning and when it's night,
I love to brush my teeth,
To keep them clean and bright.

[singing finishes]

Hey kids, don't forget to brush!

Well done! Great job!