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Video: How To Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Awesome tips from a dental expert are in this video from the Ministry of Health

 Toddler – Article by 

Healthy Teeth Tips for Your Child

Viewing time: 4m 11s

What you will learn:

  • Debbie is a dental therapist and explains that babies get their first tooth at around 6 months old
  • Teething will continue until around 3 years old when your child will have 20 teeth
  • It can be challenging getting toddlers to brush – parents need to brush their children teeth until they are at least 8
  • Brush after breakfast and especially at night – remember to be gentle
  • Avoid sugar to help keep teeth healthy
  • Use full strength toothpaste, but only a little smear
  • It is really important to look after your child’s teeth!

Better health outcomes for New Zealanders

The Ministry of Health leads our health and disability system

The Ministry of Health has responsibility for the management and development of healthcare in New Zealand. They provide heaps of useful information for you and your family and you can find out more here.

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