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Dental health and teething

Dental health and teething

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life can shape their whole life.

Teeth start to form when the baby is still in the womb and you are born with all your adult teeth in your gums. Baby teeth begin to erupt when a child is 6- to 12-months-old.

Where to go for further information

Advice on dental health for you and your children are on the NHS website. Find information on teething and information on reducing sugars in foods and drinks.

The NHS  has also developed a food scanner app to provide information on food content and healthier swaps.

Where to go for support in York

Regular visits to a dentist will support dental health and detect problems early, which can mean they're easier to treat.

The Healthy Child Service can support with dental health advice, healthy eating and ways to support your child with brushing their teeth, teething signs and management.

The NHS has a link for information on dentists and how to find a dentist in your area.