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Looking after kids’ teeth: Aboriginal families

0-8 years

Keep teeth clean and healthy

Keep kids’ teeth clean.

No tea, juice or sweet drinks in baby’s bottle. No bottle in bed.

Feed kids healthy food.

How to brush kids’ teeth

Brush teeth for two minutes with a soft toothbrush. Brush teeth in circles. Brush all sides of every tooth and gum.

Brush after breakfast and before bed.

Remind kids to brush, and see a dentist

You can remind the kids to brush their teeth!

See a dentist regularly. Ask your local health centre about how kids can go to the dentist for free.

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Last updated or reviewed
05-06-2018

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