The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry launches new videos to help kids keep their smiles in check

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The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has launched a series of new videos to help children keep their smiles in check.

At a time when dental practices are closed and routine check-ups for kids have been put on hold, the BSPD is keen to encourage parents and children to keep a close eye on oral health. Decay is the most common cause of hospital admissions among children in the UK, despite the fact that the vast majority of cases are preventable. 

TV star and doctor, Dr Ranj has joined forces with celebrities, including Emmerdale’s Gemma Oaten, to encourage children to brush their teeth and eat healthily during lockdown via fun, accessible mini videos that are ideally suited to young kids. 

Claire Stevens, a paediatric consultant and spokeswoman for the BSPD, explained that sugary foods are the worst culprits when it comes to cavities. It can be challenging for parents to teach young children to brush their teeth and to maintain healthy eating habits, especially between meals with many children spending more time at home than usual. The BSPD videos are designed to be both educational and fun, and they contain useful tips to help protect the teeth and gums and encourage healthy dental care habits. 

The videos have also been recommended by chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE. Parents and carers are experiencing difficulties keeping their children entertained during lockdown and the videos are short, funny and packed with helpful information. 

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