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It is important children are in the habit of looking after and brushing their teeth. To prevent tooth decay, your child’s teeth need to be cleaned twice a day from the time the first tooth pushes through the gum.
This video has five tips to help you better manage toothbrushing and to help you teach your child about the importance of caring for their teeth.
Developed by The Royal Children's Hospital Dentistry department and Creative Studio. We acknowledge the input of RCH consumers and carers.
Developed December 2018.
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