Saying NO to fizzy drinks should be an absolute priority for parents and caregivers.
A recent New Zealand study found, over 40% of children under the age of 5 had tooth decay and the number of children requiring hospital referrals is increasing.
At Pacific Learners, we are passionate about the health and wellbeing of our children, however we believe health and wellbeing starts at home where parents and caregivers lead by example. In this video, Sione’s father visits his doctor and starts to make a positive life style change. Health and Wellbeing Starts at Home.
The health and wellbeing of our children should be a priority for parents and caregivers. In this video, Miss Ioane talks about the negative impact fizzy drinks can have on our young children.
5 ways to protect your childs teeth
- Make sure your child brushes their teeth twice a day with regular strength fluoride tooth paste
- Reduce sugar from your child’s meals and snacks. This includes cakes, biscuits, ice-cream and all fizzy drinks. Encourage drinking water and milk
- Have regular dental check-ups
- Lift the lip every month to check for tooth decay
- Start to floss as soon as your child’s teeth start to fit closely together. This usually happens between the ages of 2yrs and 6yrs. If you are not sure, talk to your dentist