Your oral health

A healthy mouth is important to your general health and wellbeing.

Caring for your teeth and gums 

  • Clean your teeth and gums morning and night  Brushing your teeth fact sheet (PDF 878KB)
  • Use a small, soft toothbrush and adult fluoride toothpaste
  • After brushing, spit the toothpaste out, but don’t rinse
  • Limit how often you have sugary food and drink
  • Choose healthy snacks like fruit and cheese
  • Plain tap water is the best drink for your teeth
  • Visit a dental professional regularly
  • If you are a smoker, think about quitting (for free advice call call the Quitline 13 78 48).

Find your local SA Dental clinic.

See the 'Your oral health' poster (PDF 187KB) and the 'Your oral health' postcard (PDF 159KB)  for a printable version of this information.