Teens 12-17

Brushing

Brushing your teeth removes the plaque that causes tooth decay and gum disease.

Flossing

Flossing is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.

Lifestyle Risks

Smoking, drinking, poor diet, sports drinks and oral piercing all affect dental health.

Fillings

Fillings are often the first course of action when dealing with tooth decay.

Teeth Straightening

Irregularly-aligned teeth can be corrected through things such as braces.

Dental X-rays

X-rays give your dentist a comprehensive assessment of your mouth's health.

Teeth Grinding

This is an involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

This scheme provides basic dental care for children aged 2-17 years.

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme

Provides surgical and dental services to families with a child with these conditions.

Mouthguards

To prevent serious dental injury while active, wear a customised mouthguard.

Sports Drinks

High in sugar, sports drinks aren't good for your teeth; stick to water instead.

Dental Trauma and First Aid

The key is knowing what precautions to take and what to do if damage occurs.