Caring for Teeth - HE1524

Reviewed
August 2022
This resource relates to the following topics:

Dental health and care of teeth, including the importance of good diet in preventing cavities and tooth decay. Illustrated pamphlet with short captions in English.

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Reviewed
August 2022
Updated
August 2022
Format
Pamphlet DLE
HE code
HE1524
Language
English

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Baby’s teeth

Avoid putting baby to bed with a bottle. The juice or milk stays around the teeth and can decay them.


   
 
Clean baby’s teeth with a small soft toothbrush and half a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.

Use a cup for drinks rather than a bottle. Offer only milk or water.

Preschooler’s teeth

Enrol your child as early as possible with a dental/oral health therapist, eg, at 9 months old. Ask your preschool or WellChild nurse for enrolment forms.

Teach preschoolers how to clean their teeth. Brush in the morning and just before going to bed.

Your family’s teeth

Dental care is free for children up to their eighteenth birthday.

Older people need regular dental checks too.

Healthy food and drinks

These foods and drinks are good for teeth.Healthy teeth – these are white, with little staining.

These food and drinks are good for teeth.

These foods and drinks can harm teeth: cakes, iceblocks, lollies, icecream, biscuits, juice and fizzy drink.Unhealthy teeth – these have brown stains on them.

These food and drinks can harm teeth.

Brush teeth twice a day

Brush in the morning and just before going to bed. Use fluoride toothpaste.

Healthy teeth will last a lifetime.

 

 

Code: HE1524