Almost 43,000 British children have teeth extracted every year which demonstrates the importance of teaching good dental practices from an early age. This isn’t always easy but a recent article offers some good advice and tips on inspiring kids to look after their teeth.

– Let kids choose a toothbrush with a favourite cartoon character design

– Teach children how to brush teeth properly

– Make brushing part of the daily routine

Take children to the dentist “before their first teeth even start to appear” to get them used to the environment and further tips can be found at


Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.