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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are experiencing an increased number of people presenting to our Emergency Departments for treatment of COVID-19. A number of our staff are also impacted by COVID-19, and as a result we are experiencing longer-than-usual emergency department waiting times. Metro South Health will continue to treat the most urgent cases first (Category 1). Please do not attend the emergency department unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we prioritise our most urgent cases.

Fully vaccinated visitors may attend our facilities. Please refer to the visitor restrictions for more information. 
Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.

Tips to care for your teeth

Tips to care for your teethEat Well

  • Enjoy a wide variety of healthy foods
  • Avoid snacking on sugary foods between meals

Drink Well

  • Tap water is best to drink
  • Avoid acidic or sugary drinks between meals

Clean Well

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially before bed

Play Well

  • Protect your teeth with a mouth guard or full-face helmet when playing sport

Stay Well

  • Have regular dental check-ups
  • Avoid smoking
  • Limit alcohol
  • Exercise regularly

Toothbrushing for kids

Make toothbrushing more fun with the Brush Song. The catchy tune lasts two minutes (as per recommended brushing time) and is designed to make toothbrushing a happy event, instead of at times being a struggle for parents.

The animation was developed for kids under the age of eight who are still learning how to brush and the lyrics take on our dental health messages – use a soft toothbrush with a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste, and brush for two minutes, twice a day, every day.

Watch the Brush Song now:


Watch the dental tips to care for your teeth:

Last updated 11 May 2021
Last reviewed 12 August 2016