Parents and carers

Information on caring for your children’s teeth and getting the best oral healthcare.

Birth to 3 years old

Find out about when and how to introduce toothbrushing, get ideas for weaning foods without sugar, information on healthy snacks and the best drinks for babies teeth.

3 to 5 year olds

There’s plenty you can do to keep your child’s first teeth healthy, including teaching toothbrushing skills, the best foods and snacks for healthy teeth and regular visits to the dentist.

5 to 12 years old

Find out what you can do to continue good oral health habits in older children including toothbrushing, tooth-friendly foods and drinks and fluoride varnishing.