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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 of Health has five steps to care for baby teeth:

  • Brush teeth twice a day
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Have regular dental check-ups
  • Lift the lip every month to check for holes in teeth
  • Choose healthy foods and drinks

See the Ministry of Health website for more information and an educational video on oral health for children.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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