Teeth and oral health

Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth

If you have crooked teeth, your dentist might recommend orthodontic treatment which can improve how your teeth look and... read more about Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth»

Emergency dental care: Where to go

If you or a family member has a very painful toothache or an injury to your teeth or gums, get help as soon as... read more about Emergency dental care: Where to go»

Five steps to protect your child’s smile

Looking after your child’s baby teeth can help ensure their adult teeth come through healthy and strong. The Ministry... read more about Five steps to protect your child’s smile»

Get free dentist visits while you can

Dental care is free up until you turn 18, so get it while you still can! The Community Dental Service provides free... read more about Get free dentist visits while you can»

Good-looking smiles are easy

This Healthy Smiles video will show you some easy ways to keep your teeth healthy and looking good. Good oral health is... read more about Good-looking smiles are easy»

Here’s how to get free dentist visits

All kids and teenagers in New Zealand can get free dental care up until their 18th birthday. The Ministry of Health has... read more about Here’s how to get free dentist visits»

How to get free dentist visits

All kids in New Zealand get free dental care up until their 18th birthday. Adults can also be eligible for funded... read more about How to get free dentist visits»

Kids’ health: The first five years

Watch a Ministry of Health video about three whānau with kids under five years old, and find the answers to common... read more about Kids’ health: The first five years»

Maintain that killer smile

It’s easy to keep your smile looking good. The Ministry of Health has put together some facts and simple tips on how... read more about Maintain that killer smile»

Pregnant women can be more vulnerable to gum disease. Find out how to prevent it

You need to take extra care of your teeth at times when you mature and change, for example, puberty or menopause, and... read more about Pregnant women can be more vulnerable to gum disease. Find out how to prevent it»

The truth about fizzy drinks

Excessive sugar is one of the biggest risks to our health, and fizzy drinks are jam-packed with the stuff. Find out... read more about The truth about fizzy drinks»

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Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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