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Dental Health Week, Toucan Appeal & Portarlington Miniature Railway

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Dental Health Week is from the 6th to the 12th of August

Bellarine Community Health’s dental team have some easy tips for improving the oral health of your child.

  • Brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste; young children need low-foaming, lower fluoride toothpaste while older children who have some adult teeth need moderate strength fluoride toothpaste
  • Limit snacking between meals; this increases the risk of tooth decay
  • Water is the best drink for dental health – it is best to avoid introducing sweetened beverages or limiting them to meal times when they cannot be as destructive on teeth
  • Encourage children to brush their teeth for at least two minutes; using a song in the bathroom while brushing can help kids understand how long it should take

Bellarine Community Health’s community dental program offers general dental care to children aged 0-12 years at no cost. You can contact the clinic to make an appointment or for further information on 5258 0828.


The Toucan Appeal will be running again from Monday 6th August to Wednesday 22nd August. Donations can be made at the school office. Let’s do our best to support this great cause.

Toucan Appeal 2018

Portarlington Miniature Railway

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