Healthy Body Healthy Mouth

Healthy Body Healthy Mouth

child in a dental chair smiling

Healthy teeth and gums play an important part in smiling, speaking, eating and feeling good.

A healthy mouth is key to overall health and well-being for everyone; here you will find information on:

  • eating and drinking for healthy teeth and gums
  • when and how to clean children's teeth
  • when to make a dental appointment.

Teeth Care for babies and children

Give your baby's teeth a healthy start

Foods and drinks for a healthy mouth and body

Sugar in common foods

Cleaning teeth

How to clean a child's teeth

Lift the lip parent information every month lift your child's top lip and check their teeth for early signs of decay.

Early tooth decay can be prevented:

Dental visits

Make a dental appointment once your child is 12 months old.

Regular dental checks are important.

Information on Oral Health Services available in Tasmania.

For health, community and education services

Lift the Lip aims to improve the early intervention, prevention and referral of dental decay in young children.

Lift the Lip Program referral pathway information

Link to the Health Kids home pageLink to pregnancy pageLink to Baby pageLink to Early Childhood pageLink to school aged pageLink to Young People's pageLink to the National Guidelines page