Welwyn dental clinic to host free workshop for parents and children

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A dental clinic in Welwyn Garden City is set to host a free educational workshop for parents and children on Saturday 16th March.

The Centre for Dentistry will be running informative sessions at 12pm. These sessions are designed for both children and adults, and they are focused on preventative care and measures that are designed to minimise the risk of decay. Dentists will be on hand to offer advice about teeth cleaning and healthy eating, and there will be a range of fun activities and interactive demonstrations aimed at reducing sugar intake and improving oral hygiene.

Tooth decay is the most common cause of hospital visits among children in the UK. More than 90 per cent of extractions are carried out as a result of extensive decay, despite the fact that this condition is almost always preventable. Sugar intake is a major contributor, and dentist, Dr Davina Parmar, is keen to ensure that children and parents are aware of the sugar content of popular foods and drinks. With Easter approaching, this is a great time to talk to families about eating habits and try and make people more aware of how much sugar they’re consuming on a daily basis. Dr Parmar is also keen to encourage both adults and children to brush twice-daily, and to attend regular check-ups.

On the day, check-ups and fluoride varnish treatments will be available for free for under 11’s. There will be a charge of £15 for children aged between 11 and 18.

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