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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS : EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Ministry of Health

The following oral health resources are available from the Ministry of Health.

Dental Health and Fluoride 
This pamphlet was developed by Hutt Valley District Health Board and gives general information about tooth decay, what is fluoride and water fluoridation and the safety of fluoridation. This pamphlet replaces "The Best Ways to Stop Tooth Decay".

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Baby Teeth are Important  
In pads of 25 for ease of health professional and early childhood centre distribution to parents of preschool children, the flyer discusses the importance of caring for baby teeth.

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Fluoride Gives You Better Teeth for Life
Promoting water fluoridation and the use of fluoridated toothpaste for prevention of tooth decay, this poster features a photograph of a large group of people with their glasses of water.

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Oranga Niho Oranga Kata
This English/te reo Maori leaflet has been updated and redesigned and gives parents information about tamariki dental health

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Dental & Hygiene
Brightly coloured action cartoons for preschools and junior primary children encouraging dental care and basic hygiene.

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Periodontal Disease
In pads of 25 for ease of health professional or teacher distribution, this leaflet outlines the signs, causes and care of gum disease to parents.

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Help Prevent Tooth Decay
This leaflet which has been updated and redesigned, outlines the causes of tooth decay to parents.

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Fissure Sealant
This leaflet promotes the use of fissure sealant to parents, to help prevent later decay of children's permanent back teeth.

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz

Tooth Brushing
This leaflet for parents has been updated and redesigned and promotes children's regular toothbrushing.

Publisher/Distributor:  Ministry of Health        Price: Free        Order: www.healthed.govt.nz