Dental care for young people

  • brush your teeth and gums each morning and before bed at night
  • use a small soft toothbrush and a pea sized amount of adult fluoride toothpaste
  • spit toothpaste out, don’t rinse
  • choose healthy snacks like fruit and cheese
  • avoid frequent snacking, soft drinks and juices
  • plain tap water is the best drink
  • try chewing sugar free gum between meals to stimulate saliva, which helps protect teeth against decay
  • visit your dental professional

Visit the SA Dental Service clinic list (PDF 43KB) to find your local clinic.