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2 What is tooth decay? Tooth decay is the damage of the tooth.

3 Food and drinks that can cause tooth decay Honey

4 Factors that increase the risk of tooth decay 1.Bacteria and teeth 2. Type of food or drink 3.Time 4. How many times you eat or drink over the day5. Strength of tooth enamel

5 Keep your teeth healthy Breastfeed your baby if possible Swap snacks and drinks high in added sugar for fruit and vegetables Have sugary food and drinks as part of a meal rather than on their own Eat at set times rather than grazing Drink plenty of plain tap water Brush after breakfast and before bed Don’t rinse after brushing Have regular check-ups with the dentist Once teeth are through – lift the lip once a month

6 Tap Water no sugar safe to drink contains fluoride flushes mouth of food and drink low cost

7 Snack Ideas

8 Keep your teeth healthy Breastfeed your baby if possible Swap snacks and drinks high in added sugar for fruit and vegetables Have sugary food and drinks as part of a meal rather than on their own Eat at set times rather than grazing Drink plenty of plain tap water Brush after breakfast and before bed Don’t rinse after brushing Have regular check-ups with the dentist Once teeth are through – lift the lip once a month

9 Which is the better choice for your teeth? OR dried fruit fresh fruit OR orange juice milk OR bottled water tap water OR eating sticky foods at a main meal between meals OR crackers wholemeal crackers & cheese

10 Which is the better choice for your teeth? OR dried fruit fresh fruit OR orange juice milk OR bottled water tap water OR eating sticky foods at a main meal between meals OR crackers wholemeal crackers & cheese

11 What did you think of today’s session? What do you remember most from today? Do you think you know more about preventing tooth decay now? What are you going to do differently?

12 Developed by HELPP, Funded by SA Health, and managed by Nutrition & Dietetics, Flinders University Contact: Food Safety and Nutrition Branch, SA Health Tel: or Nutrition & Dietetics, Flinders University Tel


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