How to improve children’s teeth cleaning habits

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How a London dentist is campaigning to improve children’s smiles

Reaching out from a destination dental practice in London, the #LoveToBrush campaign aims to make brushing fun. Here’s how!

There has been a lot of talk in the news recently about the rise in the number of children needing their baby teeth removed in hospital. But while no parent would want to see their child go through that, the everyday reality of getting kids to brush their teeth and limiting their sugar intake can be a huge challenge. After all, we’re talking about little humans here – in all their strong-willed, complex, unpredictable glory!

That’s why one London dentist is leading a campaign to improve children’s teeth-cleaning habits – by making tooth-brushing fun and social, and by offering prizes! Recognising the need for dentists to take a more empathetic approach with parents, the #LoveToBrush competition from Happy Kids Dental aims to raise awareness about the benefits of oral hygiene, while offering the chance for a free taste of its state-of-the-art practice in Marylebone – an incredible space where child-focused interior design, specialist-led dentistry and the latest technology all conspire to make families love coming to the dentist.

children's teeth cleaningSo how does #LoveToBrush work?

Ready to discover just how different the Happy Kids Dental experience is? Here’s how it works. Simply take a photo or video of your child brushing their teeth and post it with the hashtag #Lovetobrush on social media. Be creative, but stay safe – no brushing while biking! Every month, one random winner is drawn from the entries received and wins a free children’s oral health check, along with a high-tech AirFlow treatment* for the parent, worth £85!

#LoveToBrush aims to prove to kids (and parents) that oral hygiene can be fun, and doesn’t have to be seen as a chore. And because it’s social too, it means we can all help spread the word about the importance of early years dental health. So if you want to help improve the state of our children’s teeth, follow @happykidsdental on social media and join the#Lovetobrush conversation!

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About Happy Kids Dental

Happy Kids Dental  is one place where you won’t be met with raised eyebrows if you admit you’re struggling to stay on top of teeth-cleaning at home. Run by dentists who are also parents, it has a dedicated in-house paediatric team offering tailored support for parents and children, including those who are anxious or have special needs. And they treat parents, too, with a range of state-of-the-art cosmetic dental services. The practice has been designed from the ground up with fear-free dentistry in mind, so children have the run of some amazing play areas, and surgeries are equipped with the latest dental technology, including a sedation suite. And for the grown-ups, all the latest restorative and cosmetic dental treatments are available. Happy Kids even offers convenient family block appointments so you can all be seen at once.

This article is sponsored by Happy Kids Dental. If you’re interested in finding out more, call 020 7078 0822 or visit

*Available Tuesdays & Thursdays. T&Cs apply.