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Tooth Structure

The part of the tooth that is usually visible over the gum is called the crown and the part that is attached to the gum is called the root. Enamel is the outer calcified tissue layer covering the crown of the tooth. It is one of the hardest substances in the body.

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS : EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

The New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association has a variety of high quality, up-to-date educational resources available for purchase. Depending on the subject material the following resources come in three different sizes. To view these resources click on the title.

Oral Health Educational Stickers

These high quality brightly colored stickers come in a sheet consisting of six designs. These are available in a pad of 25 sheets (150 stickers per pad)

Publisher/Distributer: NZDA     Price: $25.00      Order: 09 579 8001

How to Brush

These DL brochures are ideal for teaching the right brushing technique and are available in packs of 40.

Publisher/Distributor: NZDA      Price: $12.50     Order: 09 579 8001

How to Floss

This DL brochure describes flossing along with photographs showing how to hold and handle the floss. These are available in packs of 40.

Publisher/Distributor: NZDA      Price: $12.50     Order: 09 579 8001

Healthy Smile, Healthy Child pamphlets

This brochure contains specific oral health messages for parents relating to the developmental stages of their child, from birth to 5 years of age.  This also has a Q&A section with frequently asked questions about child oral health including the enrolment details at child oral health services. Available in packs of 40.

Publisher/Distributor: NZDA      Price: $12.50     Order: 09 579 8001

Fissure Sealants

Aimed at parents, this brochure explains how fissure sealants can protect children's teeth against decay. These are available in DL brochures (40 per pack) and A5 tear-off pads (50 per pad).

Publisher/Distributor: NZDA      Price: $12.50     Order: 09 579 8001

Protecting Your Oral Health 

This A5 tear-off pad provides information about dental caries and gum disease - two most common oral diseases. These are available in pads of 50.

Publisher/Distributor: NZDA      Price: $12.50     Order: 09 579 8001

Wisdom Teeth

This explains all about wisdom teeth and comes in two sizes. DL (40 per pack) and A5 tear-off pads (50 per pad).

Publisher/Distributor: NZDA      Price: $12.50     Order: 09 579 8001