Oral health

Where to go for emergency dental care

If you or a family member has toothache or an injury to your teeth or gums, get help as soon as possible. The Ministry of Health has some tips on who to contact and how to find an after-hours dentist if you need one.

Find out more…

Maintain that killer smile

It’s easy to keep your smile looking good. The Ministry of Health has put together some facts and simple tips on how to take care of your teeth and gums.

Find out more…

How to get free dentist visits

All kids in New Zealand get free dental care up until their 18th birthday. Adults can also be eligible for funded dental care depending on their circumstances. The Ministry of Health has some info on how to enrol your child or get funded treatment for adults.

Find out more…

What’s the best teeth brushing technique?

This Healthy Smiles video will show you proper brushing technique, and help you select the right toothpaste and toothbrush.

NOTE: This video relies on Flash Player, which nobody has anymore.

Find out more…

How to floss

You’ve probably been told flossing is important, but it can be a real pain to do it properly. This Healthy Smiles video will show you how to floss to get rid of the bacteria between your teeth where a brush can’t reach.

NOTE: This video relies on Flash Player, which nobody has anymore.

Find out more…

Tags

Page last updated: 17 April 2019

Is this page useful?