Oral health

Oral Health Services in Barnet

Children who start brushing with a fluoride toothpaste in infancy are less likely to experience tooth decay than those who start brushing later. It is important to encourage healthy dental behaviour from a young age.

It is recommended you:

  • Receive FREE dental care when pregnant and one year after the birth of your child
  • Register with a dentist by your child’s first birthday for preventative advice and to familiarise the child with visiting the dentist
  • Actively ask your dentist for fluoride varnish to be applied to your child’s teeth from the age of 3 years

Our Healthy Child Programme 4 Barnet Oral Health Promotion Service links in with children centres and families and pupils at Barnet Primary Schools to provide FREE advice to parents around dental health. The Service includes:

Supervised tooth brushing programme helping to facilitate tooth brushing in classroom activity

Brushing for Life packs distributed with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste included and information packs given to families 

For information on oral health activities across Barnet email:  

Tel: 0800 772 3110

It is important to make sure your child is registered with a dentist. Find a dentist near you 

For general guidance and tips to care for your children’s teeth please refer to NHS advice on how to look after children's teeth