Baby teeth matter
Baby teeth are important, and necessary, for the health of permanent teeth.
Parents and caregivers should ensure their kids are enrolled at a community dental clinic - preferably before their first birthday - and teach them how to care for their teeth.
Under five-year-olds need to have their teeth brushed by an adult, twice a day, with fluoride toothpaste.
Read how a Nelson grandmother learned a lesson in tough love when it came to her grandson's teeth.