Care for childrens' teeth


Disclosure tablets

To aid good oral hygiene for children, we sometimes use disclosing tablets or solution to show where the teeth are not being brushed well enough. This is a simple procedure that can also be done at home.

It involves brushing the teeth as normal, then chewing a tablet or swishing the solution around the mouth without swallowing, and rinsing the mouth thoroughly. Then - if coloured areas then show up on the teeth - this indicates that plaque is still present, and that more brushing is needed.