Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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Our Birkenhead (Le Fevre) clinic is currently closed. Please phone (08) 8243 5629 during this period.

A guide to brushing children's teeth

mum and child brushing teeth

Our guidelines - brushing children's teeth

Children should brush their teeth twice a day with a small, soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

Brush in the morning and at night, just before bedtime. The fluoride in the toothpaste will stay on your child’s teeth during the night and help make them stronger.

child brushing teeth

Use a “dot” of toothpaste, the size of a pea, on the toothbrush.

Toothbrush and paste

From 6 years of age, you can swap children’s low fluoride toothpaste for any adult fluoride toothpaste.

Low fluoride toothpaste infographic

You should help your child to brush their teeth until they are 8 years old.

Parent helping with brushing infographic

After brushing "spit, don’t rinse"

Don’t let children share their toothbrushes.

Further guides

Brushing your teeth - our key tips for children

Brushing your teeth guide

Guideline - brushing your teeth