Skip to main content

Protecting your teeth

Brushing your teeth

It is more important than ever to stay on top of your oral health. Here are some ways you and your family can protect your teeth:

  • Brushing teeth and gums morning and night with fluoride toothpaste
  • Spitting out the toothpaste rather than rinsing
  • Eating less sugary foods and drinking plain tap water
  • Eating healthy snacks
  • Chewing sugar free gum between meals (to stimulate saliva) and protect from tooth decay.

SA Dental Service has also developed a children’s book called ‘Our teeth’ which is available for parents and teachers.

Kid-friendly oral health resources

Parents should help children with developing good oral health habits as soon as they start teething.

Visit SA Dental Service website for more information.

Oral health information for adults

A healthy mouth has a positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

The good news is that most oral health problems are preventable.

Contact your local dental clinic to find out more.