Our kindergarten children had a visit from Anchali, a dentist and Simone a dental nurse both from Australian Unity Dental Clinic Rowville. Anchali and Simone spoke about dental hygiene and showed the children the best way to clean their teeth using our big teeth model. Our children were delighted to receive a star and a bag with a toothbrush, toothbrush case, toothpaste, dental floss and some brochures. We look forward to their return visit when they will talk to some of our younger children about dental awareness.
Experiences of relationships and participation in communities contribute to children’s belonging, being and becoming From birth children experience living and learning with others in a range of communities. These might include families, local communities or early childhood settings. having a positive sense of identity and experiencing respectful, responsive relationships strengthens children’s interest and skills in being and becoming active contributors to their world.
Brushing tips from Dental Health Services Victoria
- Cleaning and brushing teeth removes plaque (the build-up on teeth) that causes tooth decay.
- You can start cleaning your baby’s teeth by wiping with a soft cloth or brushing with a small soft toothbrush and water.
- At 18 months start using a pea sized amount of low-fluoride toothpaste to brush your child’s teeth. Encourage your child to spit out toothpaste after brushing, but not rinse.
- Clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums twice a day (after breakfast and before bed).
- Children will need an adult to help them brush their teeth until about 7 or 8 years of age.