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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:

Last updated 19 June 2019
Last reviewed 12 August 2016