The importance of a dental check on babies by the age of one

A campaign to encourage all babies to be taken for their first dental check by the age of one was launched at the BSPD’s (British Society of Paediatric Dentistry) 65th Annual Scientific Conference in Manchester in September. 

As a committed supporter of babies’ oral care since 1925, Bickiepegs Healthcare, which was a sponsor at the conference, has identified the key role Health Visitors can play in the education of parents of infants. 

To that end, Bickiepegs has launched an initiative to offer all Health Visitors a free Bickiepegs Finger Toothbrush & Gum Massager and a uniquely slanted Doidy Cup as part of their commitment to educating parents on how important a dental check by the age of one is to their children’s long-term oral health.


Pack & brush combined

Bickiepegs Finger Toothbrush and Gum Massager is designed to gently clean a baby’s first teeth and massage their gums.  Regular use of this new oral care product is a great way to introduce your baby early to the sensations of having their teeth and gums cleaned and morning and evening daily use will help maintain good oral hygiene. 

The Finger Toothbrush and Gum Massager is double-sided – with soft bristles on one side to ensure that any existing teeth are kept clean, and then a dimpled reverse-side which offers gums a soothing massage.  It is important to clean teeth from the moment they erupt and keeping a baby’s gums clean will ensure that their mouths are in good condition – ready for the arrival of new teeth as they appear.

The Finger Toothbrush and Gum Massager is suitable for babies of 6-18 months.


doidy cup

The Doidy Cup, with its small handles, has been scientifically designed with a unique slant that allows a young child to see the level of the liquid in the cup as they tilt to drink.  The Doidy Cup, which has been endorsed by Health Professionals including Doctors, Dentists, Midwives and Health Visitors for almost 70 years , helps to teach an infant to drink from the rim of an open cup rather than from a spout or teated bottle, which carries many benefits.  

This unique weaning cup encourages good oral movements and helps to develop chewing skills through encouraging use of the jaw, tongue and mouth muscles.

To celebrate the #DCby1 (Dental Check by One) nationwide campaign to encourage parents and carers to take their child to the dentist before their first birthday, Bickiepegs have offered the chance for five of my readers to win an oral health kit containing a Doidy Cup, Finger Toothbrush & Gum Massager and the famous (now 90 years old) Bickiepegs All Natural Teething Biscuits. Together they come to a gift of over £10.


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1 thought on “The importance of a dental check on babies by the age of one”

  1. Great prize. Oral Care, and Oral Health Care are important aspects of life. Good to have a good oral care routinue from a young age / stage.

    I feel that more needs to be done to encourage good oral care, in order to aim towards good oral health, and general health.


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