Healthy teeth will last a lifetime.
- A good diet is important to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Make sure you and your whānau know what foods, snacks and drinks are healthy.
- It’s also important to brush your teeth in the morning and before going to bed. Use a fluoride toothpaste to help build strong teeth and floss regularly (daily is best).
- Visit your dentist or dental therapist regularly. They have special equipment and techniques for cleaning your teeth, and it’s cheaper to get problems fixed early.
Let’s Talk Teeth
- Healthy teeth, happy smile
Information for parents and caregivers
- Keep your smile looking good – easy as!
Information for teenagers and adults
Find out more from the Ministry
Access information related to the Ministry's work in oral health:
- Oral health – Information on child and teenage dental care; dental care guidance for caregivers of older people; and oral health resources.
- Oral health data and stats – Statistical publications and data sets on oral health.
- Fluoridation – What is fluoride, where does it come from, why water fluoridation is a safe, effective and affordable way to prevent and reduce tooth decay across the whole population.