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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

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 1 April 2022
Last reviewed 1 April 2022