Teeth

Baby teeth need to be looked after and valued. Your child is entitled to free oral health care until they turn 18. Healthy teeth = a healthy smile. Follow these 5 steps to protect your child’s smile: 1) Brush teeth twice a day. 2) Have regular dental check-ups. 3) Lift the lip every month to check for signs of tooth decay (holes). 4) Choose healthy snacks. 5) Drink water or milk.

Young girl brushing her teeth with another child brushing teeth in the backgroud

Healthy baby teeth are needed for chewing and proper speech development.

Many babies' teeth come through without any problems, but for some the gums swell and become sore as teeth break through.

Your baby will start getting their first teeth at around 6 months. Find out how you can look after them.

Your child will have most of their baby teeth by the time they are 2. Find out how you can look after them.

Your child will have most of their baby teeth by now. Find out how you can look after them.

Healthy baby teeth usually mean healthy adult teeth. Find out how you can look after your child's teeth.

Community water fluoridation is an effective, safe and affordable way to prevent and reduce tooth decay for everyone.