Brushing school

We understand the importance of your child’s teeth and oral health, that’s why we offer our patients and their children complete dental care with 3 consecutive interactive dental classes with our hygienist Naomi who has tailor-made each class according to your child’s age and needs.

We offer classes for 3-7 year old, 7-12 year old and teenagers. We also provide additional information for patients with orthodontics and dental appliances.

Outline of classes:

  1. 101 of brushing! Everything you need to know from how to brush, what is the best toothbrush and toothpaste, how often to change your brush, signs that you’re not quite doing it right, and we even practice on giant teeth and then head over to the special toothbrushing area to practice our new technique on ourselves.
  1. Diet and lifestyle!  An interactive discussion about the kinds of food that are good for our teeth and growing bodies, and the foods that can cause tooth problems like decay.
  1. BUGS!  We discuss tooth bugs (bacteria) like plaque, gingivitis, decay and gum recession and what causes these things and how to spot them on yourself or your child.

Disclosing solution- A special pink dye is painted on your child’s teeth to reveal all the bacterial bugs that were missed while brushing. This will show both the parents and the child the specific areas that need to be focused on.

Saliva test- testing saliva production, flow, consistency and PH level.

  1. Goody bag! Each student will receive a goody bag with all the essentials to keep on track for good brushing at home.

At the end of each class, Naomi will bring the children to the special toothbrushing area for the real thing. She will check each child’s technique and make sure all the areas are brushed correctly. Once each child has completed the 3 classes the course is complete, and they will receive their special certificate.

Each class runs for approximately 30 mins and is claimable with your private health insurance.